Please DO NOT DO THIS AGAIN: +++ $ apt-cache policy mysql-server-4.1 mysql-server-4.1: Installed: (none) Candidate: 5.0.32-7etch1 Version table: 5.0.38-3 0 600 http://syydelaervli unstable/main Packages 5.0.38-1 0 700 http://syydelaervli lenny/main Packages 5.0.32-7etch1 0 800 http://syydelaervli etch/main Packages 4.1.11a-4sarge7 0 199 http://syydelaervli sarge/updates/main Packages 199 http://syydelaervli sarge/main Packages +++ An unfortunate string of events lead me to upgrade a server from sarge to etch, using the mysql-server-4.1 package and stupidly assuming that a package with the package name "mysql-server-4.1" would contain a MySQL server version 4.1. Cost me quite some time to undo the damage (juggling backup tapes, merging database contents etc.) because one application is not entirely MySQL 5 compatible and thus partly corrupted the database. Providing no transition path is better than this. If aptitude had told me that it needs to uninstall mysql-server-4.1, I'd have noticed. cheers -- vbi -- We warn the reader in advance that the proof presented here depends on a clever but highly unmotivated trick. -- Howard Anton, "Elementary Linear Algebra" -- If the thunder don't get you, then the lightning will.
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