MySQL Quietly Drops Support For Debian Linux

John John at
Wed Dec 13 22:28:48 UTC 2006

Gerry Visel wrote:
> From Slashdot:
> Posted by kdawson on Wednesday December 13, @10:35AM
> from the any-color-as-long-as-it's-black dept.
> Databases Debian Linux volts writes "MySQL quietly deprecated support
> for most Linux distributions on October 16, when its 'MySQL Network'
> support plan was replaced by 'MySQL Enterprise.' MySQL now supports
> only two Linux distributions — Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux
> Enterprise Server. We learned of this when MySQL declined to sell us
> support for some new Debian-based servers. Our sales rep 'found out
> from engineering that the current Enterprise offering is no longer
> supported on Debian OS.' We were told that 'Generic Linux' in MySQL's
> list of supported platforms means 'generic versions of the
> implementations listed above'; not support for Linux in general."
Time to migrate from LAmP to LAPP? (PostgreSQL)


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