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Re: Percona MySQL and MariaDB in EPEL

On 06/20/2011 08:31 PM, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
On Mon, 20 Jun 2011 21:11:17 +0300
Marian Marinov<mm yuhu biz>  wrote:

I have thought about building both MySQL packages as a separate
daemons but the problem is that since they are one and the same, they
use the same port ,the same configuration files and the same data

Althou that could be changed with a few simple patches this would
make them somewhat cripled.
Also the userland tools use the same configuration files (~/.my.cnf)
which will complicate things even more.

Is it possible for the EPEL policy to bend a little here for at least
one of these packages ?

I suppose these could fall under the compatibility packages thing we
have been talking about for things like newer boost or the like.


I think we are drving down a slippery slope here tho.
A downside of this kind of thing also is packages or people who do 'yum
install /usr/bin/mysqld'. They aren't really sure what they will get

That doesn't look like much of a problem though. If you need something specific then you should install something specific. If on the other hand "anything that provides /usr/bin/mysqld" is good enough then you can't really complain.

I wonder if this wouldn't be better in IUS?

Or talk with upstream about renaming things so it can parallel install,
and then perhaps we could change packages to need 'mysql-database' or
something that could get added as a virtual provides to all of these?

The question is if the other upstreams consider themselves to be alternative implementations of MySQL and pledge to uphold compatibility or if they consider themselves to be forks of the original project. If it's the latter then they should live in their own space and change names of binaries, paths, etc. the same way drizzle did. If they are simply alternative implementations though this would probably have to be resolved using proper conflicts/provides in the rpm's.


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