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Re: RFC on mysql 4.1 in sarge

Hello Steve

On 2005-05-19 Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Thus BDB support could now complete been removed as luckily support for
> > BDB was not present on most architectures, disabled by default and
> > being warned at startup for a while now and will most likely be removed in
> > 5.0 upstream anyway.
> > I have a package ready (4.1.11a-3), do you want it for Sarge, Steve, or
> > do we rather live with this bug?
> I would like to see bug #308966 fixed for sarge, yes.
That has been fixed using the compile option suggested by Piotrs.

> While you're at it, could you please move your CACHEDIR in the maintainer
> scripts out of /var/cache and into /var/lib -- perhaps to
Ok, done.

4.1.11a-3 has been uploaded to unstable and is now finally waiting for your
approval to go into Sarge.



P.S.: The complete list of changes up to the current version in Sarge:

mysql-dfsg-4.1 (4.1.11a-3) unstable; urgency=high

  * Added patch from Piotr Roszatycki to compile the bundled db3 library
    that is needed for the BerkeleyDB support with versioned symbols so
    that mysqld no longer crashes when it gets linked together with the
    Debian db3 version which happens when e.g. using libnss-db.
    Closes: #308966

 -- Christian Hammers <ch@debian.org>  Thu, 19 May 2005 01:41:14 +0200

mysql-dfsg-4.1 (4.1.11a-2) unstable; urgency=high

  * Okay, the hackery with /var/lib/dpkg/info/mysql-server.list will not
    stand and is removed from the preinst of mysql-server.
  * New workaround for the symlink problem that does not involve mucking
    with dpkg's file lists is storing the symlinks in a temporary location
    across upgrades.
    As this sometimes fails since apt-get does not always call new.preinst
    before old.postrm, some remarks were added to README.Debian and the
    Debconf installation notes to minimize the inconvinience this causes.

 -- sean finney <seanius@debian.org>  Sun, 15 May 2005 10:25:31 -0400

mysql-dfsg-4.1 (4.1.11a-1) unstable; urgency=high

  * Added the "a" to the version number to be able to upload a new
    .orig.tar.gz file which now has the non-free Docs/ directory removed
    as this has been forgotten in the 4.1.11 release (thanks to Goeran
    Weinholt). Closes: #308691
  * The Woody package listed /var/lib/mysql and /var/log/mysql in its
    /var/lib/dpkg/info/mysql-server.list. These directories are often
    replaced by symlinks to data partitions which triggers a dpkg bug
    that causes these symlinks to be removed on upgrades. The new preinst
    prevents this by removing the two lines from the .list file
    (thanks to Andreas Barth and Jamin W. Collins). See dpkg bug #287978.
  * Updated French Debconf translation (thanks to Christian Perrier).
    Closes: #308353

 -- Christian Hammers <ch@debian.org>  Thu, 12 May 2005 21:52:46 +0200

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