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Re: MySQL 5.5 EOL before Debian 8 LTS ends

Hi Otto,

On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 04:32:24PM +0200, Otto Kekäläinen wrote:
> > Thinking about this some more, maybe we could attempt this, backporting security
> > fixes from MariaDB 10.1 or forward-porting them from MariaDB 5.5 (still
> > supported until April 2020). That way we don't force any 10.0 -> 10.1 migration
> > on our users (though MySQL 5.5 users will still have to migrate). This will be
> > more work than backporting new upstream releases, but if we limit ourselves to
> > security fixes and possibly some minor stability fixes, it may be feasible.
> I am experimenting at
> https://salsa.debian.org/mariadb-team/mariadb-10.1/commits/jessie if
> it is feasible to get 10.1 running on Jessie at all.


> The good news is that it least builds without any modifications.


> The bad news is that mariadb-common depends on mysql-common (>=
> 5.6.25) to ensure /usr/share/mysql-common/configure-symlinks is
> available. Having and indentical mariadb-10.1 package in Jessie and
> Stretch would decrease the maintenance burden, but Jessie would also
> need an updated mysql-common package introduced..

adding a new package, if sensible, is something which can be done. and it
seems sensible here.


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