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Re: [debian-mysql] Will we see MariaDB in Jessie?



Hello,

2013/5/6 Thomas Goirand <zigo@debian.org>:
> I wonder what the plans of the MySQL maintainers are concerning MySQL vs
> MariaDB. Famously, Fedora made the switch. What will happen in Debian?
> What kind of transition would this mean? Would it be a drop-in
> replacement like Monty is pretending, or would it be harder?

Others already replied, but let me make it clear that we are not going
to make any "switch". We are merely adding MariaDB to Debian so that
users can choose to either apt-get install mariadb or apt-get install
mysql.

Both will install smoothly. They both will have conflict-rules, so you
cannot install and run them at the same time, but users will be able
to easily switch between them, at least for now as they are still
binary/configuration/database file format compatible.

It is the up to the users to choose which flavor they like the most.
Although personally I believe most Debian users will prefer MariaDB
over the Oracle version.


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