[arch-dev-public] [announcement draft] MariaDB replaces MySQL in repositories

Bartłomiej Piotrowski b at bpiotrowski.pl
Sun Mar 24 12:50:57 EDT 2013

With `mysql 5.5.30-7` in [extra], all packages depending on it have been
rebuilt against MariaDB counterparts. MariaDB is
[almost](https://kb.askmonty.org/en/mariadb-vs-mysql-compatibility/) a
drop-in replacement, but not automatic one. Users may need to manually
install `mariadb`, `libmariadbclient` or `mariadb-clients` and execute
`mysql_uprade` in order to migrate their systems. Additionally, there is
another MySQL fork available in [community], `percona-server`, which
should be closer to Oracle MySQL Enterprise in exchange for new features
provided by MariaDB.

More background information can be found on [mailing
MySQL will be dropped from repositories in a month.

Migration example
    # systemctl stop mysqld
    # pacman -S mariadb libmariadbclient mariadb-clients
    # systemctl start mariadb
    # mysql_upgrade -p

Bartłomiej Piotrowski

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