[aur-general] Putting mariadb into community

Massimiliano Torromeo massimiliano.torromeo at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 09:26:11 EDT 2011

Being a sysadmin with a lot of experience on database servers I
thought I would share my experience on this case.

I'm using mariadb as a MySQL replacement on a few servers using a
custom package[1] that uses standard mysql paths and configurations.
I've had a few inconsistencies with mysql in certain cases. MariaDB
seemed to be afflicted by old bugs that were fixed on MySQL.
On the other hand I never had a problem using percona-server [2], even
though it took me a while to tweak the package to be a functional

Obviously the tipycal environments in which I deployed this servers do
not cover all possible situations. For instance, I don't know if they
play nicely with kde (amarok uses an embedded mysql server, akonadi
spawns a mysql server to store its data).

[1] https://github.com/mtorromeo/archlinux-packages/tree/master/mariadb-mysql-replacement
[2] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=40803

On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 9:20 AM, Sven-Hendrik Haase <sh at lutzhaase.com> wrote:
> On 09/28/2011 09:07 AM, Sven-Hendrik Haase wrote:
>> "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
> My android K-9 mail fails at proper quoting.

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