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Re: Offering mysql-5.5 as an option in squeeze-lts

many packages are compile linket around mysql 5.1 api and mysql 5.5
changes a little, this i thing may cause some problems

if this happened some packages must be also backported/updated

same behavior with php 5.3 vs 5.4
Lenz McKAY Gerardo (PICCORO)

2015-09-29 5:36 GMT-04:30 Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>:
> Hello,
> currently we are shipping mysql-5.1 which is no longer supported upstream
> and which might have multiple unfixed vulnerabilities (Oracle doesn't
> disclose enough details to either verify it or fix them).
> We should really offer squeeze users to switch to a supported version
> of mysql and that would be version 5.5.
> Who would like to drive this forward?
> As a first step, I would suggest that we backport 5.5.44-0+deb7u1
> for squeeze and we drop the unversioned packages: libmysqld-pic,
> libmysqld-dev, libmysqlclient-dev, mysql-common, mysql-server,
> mysql-client.
> The goal is to not rebuild applications, they would continue
> to use the old libmysqlclient16 but would connect to the 5.5
> server.
> For mysql-common, it might be necessary to build it from mysql-5.5
> but we should ensure it also works with mysql-5.1...
> And then we perform some test upgrades, and some application tests, and
> try to smooth the rough edges. When we're happy we send out a DLA
> indicating that mysql-5.1 is EOL but that they can switch to mysql-5.5
> if they desire (although it requires a manual upgrade).
> What do you think ?
> Cheers,
> --
> Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer
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