[Mageia-dev] replace mysql by mariadb ? (was HEADSUP: mariadb available for testing)

Anne Nicolas ennael1 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 09:42:29 CET 2011

Le 01/12/2011 08:34, Maarten Vanraes a écrit :
> Op donderdag 01 december 2011 00:28:34 schreef Luc Menut:
> [...]
>> Please, you should first ask on the ML with a proper subject like "[RFC]
>> replace mysql by mariadb for mga 2 ?" and don't hide this
>> choice/question in a thread where you announce that mariadb is available
>> for testing. And wait at least one week, so that people have time to reply.
> [...]
> yes, i'll do so, problem is that i didn't get any testing, so i need to put it 
> into core/release to get more testing.
> if mariadb doesn't work, we can easily switch back by just rebuilding mysql 
> and dropping mariadb for that moment.
> also, i tested with amarok among others, without a problem
> This is the up-coming 5.5 branch, which my plan is to keep testing as we go 
> along to mga2
> I also have good contacts with upstream about this.
> i'll send a new thread on this, but it's not a final decision, it's nothing 
> more than just a way to get more testing so we can decide to opt-out or not.

As said before there is no other major distro that did this switch. It
seems too early for me and lots of users do still use MySQL. I would go
for MariaDB as an alternative for Mageia 2


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