Re: Future of MariaDB in stretch-lts (was: Re: CVE-2020-15180: MariaDB)
On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 07:56:30PM +0200, Otto Kekäläinen wrote:
> > >> During the 10.5 packaging cycle I have tested building backports for
> > >> every commit (see e.g.
> > >> https://salsa.debian.org/mariadb-team/mariadb-10.5/-/pipelines/191851).
> > >> The galera-4 dependency is already available in
> > >> stretch-backports-sloppy. If you are interested in backports, that
> > >> could be a viable option.
> > >
> > > how compatible are 10.1 and 10.5?
> > buster has 10.3, so if anything, we should upgrade to 10.3. However that's a
> > major upgrade, so before doing that, we should consider carefully consider
> > whether we can get 10.1 supported for longer (perhaps with some upstream help).
> I could spend a bit of time testing a mariadb-10.3 backport from
> Buster to Stretch, but in order to do it, can you help me elsewhere?
But what would be the point? You'd end up with a less-tested version
of 10.3 compared to regular buster and if people need to move from
10.1 to 10.3, they can just as well upgrade to Buster.
So, advise people to upgrade for anyone running the -server packages and
keep the client-side tools/libs around?