[aur-general] Putting mariadb into community

Evangelos Foutras evangelos at foutrelis.com
Thu Sep 29 17:16:39 EDT 2011

On 28/09/11 16:26, Massimiliano Torromeo wrote:
> Hi.
> 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
> replacement.
> 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

The percona-server package looks great, and I'd be interested to see it
in the repos. However, may I ask why it depends on mysql-clients instead
of keeping its own client utilities? Is it done for compatibility reasons?

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