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Re: Transition plans for MySQL-5.1


Nobody answered so I'm going to upload MySQL this evening and then file
bug report with priority serious against the 142 packages currently
depending on the old libmysqlclient15off. I tag them with
 user pkg-mysql-maint@lists.alioth.debian.org
 usertag nnnnnn + libmysqlclient16



Am Wed, 15 Jul 2009 22:09:33 +0200
schrieb Christian Hammers <ch@debian.org>:

> Hello Release-Team
> We packaged MySQL-5.1 in experimental and reached a state where the
> packages could enter unstable. Along with the new upstream version
> comes a change from libmysqlclient15 to libmysqlclient16 which is
> a build-dep for a lot of packages.
> When would you want us to do the upload to unstable?
> Are there any other things we should consider except those on
> Wiki:TransitionBestPractices?
> BTW, in #450535 we were asked to think about symlinking
> libmysqlclient.so.16 to libmysqlclient_r.so.16 because it would mean
> less problems for e.g. Apache which uses other libraries who sometimes
> link against one and sometimes the other. But as libmysqlclient_r is
> lacking the global my_errno variable they are not binary compatible so
> we stick with two different libraries even if both have the same
> shared library symbol "libmysqlclient_16". Do you agree on that?
> bye,
> -christian-

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