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

Evangelos Foutras evangelos at foutrelis.com
Sun Mar 24 13:29:53 EDT 2013

On 24 March 2013 18:50, Bartłomiej Piotrowski <b at bpiotrowski.pl> wrote:
> 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
> list](https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2013-February/024478.html).
> 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
> http://bpiotrowski.pl/

Looks good to me, aside from the "systemctl start" line which should
be using "mysqld" as the service name.

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