Bartłomiej Piotrowski wrote:
MariaDB is now officially our default implementation of MySQL. MariaDB is
[almost] a drop in replacement, so an upgrade should be possible with minimum
hassle. However, due to remaining compatibility concerns, an automatic replace
is not done.
It is recommended for all users to upgrade. MySQL will be dropped from the
repositories to the AUR in a month.
Users who want to switch will need to install `mariadb`, `libmariadbclient` or
`mariadb-clients` and execute `mysql_upgrade` in order to migrate their systems.
# systemctl stop mysqld
# pacman -S mariadb libmariadbclient mariadb-clients
# systemctl start mysqld
# mysql_upgrade -p
`percona-server` is another MySQL fork available in [community]. It should be
closer to Oracle MySQL Enterprise, but is missing the new features included in
Together with `mysql 5.5.30-7` in [extra], all packages depending on it have
been rebuilt against their MariaDB counterparts. Other package maintainers
should move their dependencies to the MariaDB packages.
More information can be found on our [mailing list].
Andrea Scarpino wrote:
A new `qt4` package in [extra]. This replaces the current `qt` package.
All packages depending on `qt` need to be rebuilt to depend on `qt4`. We have
done this for all official packages, but you will need to rebuild packages
installed from the AUR that depend on `qt`.
Qt 5.x is now also available in [extra]. When you install both `qt5-base` and
`qt4` any Qt tool will refer to the 5.x version. We provide *-qt4 symlinks so
you can explicitly force the 4.x version when you need it.