[debian-mysql] Calll for testing: MariaDB 5.5.32 packages

Otto Kekäläinen otto at fsfe.org
Sat Aug 17 16:58:21 UTC 2013


I've now updated my MariaDB packaing to include some changes based on
periapt's feedback plus I synced it with upstream 5.5.32.

Sources are now hosted at https://github.com/ottok/pkg-mariadb (and
I'll move them to git.debian.org as soon as I get access). Building is
done with git-buildpackage.

If you want to test the packages, add to your apt sources

deb http://labs.seravo.fi/~otto/mariadb-repo/ debian_7.0-binary/
(or deb http://labs.seravo.fi/~otto/mariadb-repo/ ubuntu_12.04-binary/)

apt-get update
apt-get install mariadb-test
cd /usr/share/mysql/mysql-test/
perl mysql-test-run.pl --vardir=/tmp/mysql --parallel=4 --force
--retry=3 --max-save-core=0 --max-save-datadir=1
=> should complete with "Completed: All 2620 tests were successful."

I've also manually re-tested the same things I did in March, that is
that users can
- install and purge nicely the packages
- if MySQL was installed, it will get removed and migration to
binary-compatible MariaDB works nicely
- if packages from mariadb.org where installed, the upgrade to future
native debian.org works

In some cases you might run into a chain of dependencies which apt-get
cannot resolve, but it can be traced manually and the solution most of
the time is to first install libmariadbclient18 and then run any
MariaDB installations with apt-get normally.

If you have feedback, please post to this list or even better, or if
your feedback is very exact, you can even send a pull request at
Github :)

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