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Re: MySQL's future in Debian and Ubuntu


On Thu, 16 Feb 2012 10:42:34 +0800, Colin Charles <colin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 16 Feb 2012, at 10:01, Stewart Smith wrote:
> > Maybe somebody can point out how RHEL/Fedora do multiple web servers or
> > email servers as that's essentially what we have here. Surely things
> > like nginx, lighttpd and postfix are also packaged for RHEL/Fedora?
> Its called the alternatives packaging system. I have posted a
> reference to this here before. It also requires we change the MySQL
> package. Should we work on this as a community effort?

Yep, sounds good. It's probably the easiest way forward... this then can
decouple the what-is-default discussion from the ease-of-making-a-choice

> Drizzle has its own port, uses different data files, etc. -- what's
> the problem there?

the mysql protocol plugin - the one that most people end up using.
Stewart Smith