[aur-general] Putting mariadb into community

Sven-Hendrik Haase sh at lutzhaase.com
Wed Sep 28 03:07:35 EDT 2011

"Ángel Velásquez" <angvp at archlinux.org> wrote:

2011/9/28 Sven-Hendrik Haase <sh at lutzhaase.com>:
> Hi,
> Due to Oracle's recent and absolutely unforeseeable new plans with MySQL, I thought it might be a good opportunity to put mariadb into community for those that depend on MySQL. Mariadb is designed to be a drop-in replacement for MySQL and as such I wondered whether it would make sense if mariadb replaced MySQL. Mariadb also conflicts with MySQL files which at least necessitates installing them to an alternative path.
> I'm willing to maintain mariadb in community.
> I'd like opinions on this.

I agree even bringing other forks of mysql to community, my unique
concern is, how qualified do you feel to maintain them? I hope you're
not bringing mariadb just because oracle, else because you feel a
master (relatively speaking) with mariadb.

That said, if you feel you're qualified, i don't have any concern to
have mariadb in community under your responsability.

> -- Sven-Hendrik

Angel Velásquez
angvp @ irc.freenode.net
Arch Linux Developer / Trusted User
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I have never maintained a database before but I figured that since nobody else seemed interested I'd get started.

I currently maintain the fairly complex courier suite in community and also depend on it for my own mail server. So far I kept it working fine. Same would go for mariadb since it would replace MySQL for me. I'm well aware of the responsibility. 

However, I'm a fairly casual user of MySQL and don't do anything exotic with it. If any database wizard would like to maintain mariadb then by all means do that. In fact it would likely be better if mariadb eventually entered extra.

-- Sven-Hendrik

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