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To: "Matthew Walker" <mwalker@...>
From: Robin H.Johnson <robbat2@g.o>
Subject: Re: MySQL 4 still marked unstable?
Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 00:34:30 -0700
On Fri, May 16, 2003 at 10:16:36AM -0600, Matthew Walker wrote:
> As someone who has used MySQL 4 in a production environment on Gentoo since
> the official release was declared stable, I'm baffled why it hasn't been
> unmasked yet. It works beautifully, and is a seamless upgrade process. I'd
> really like to use it on my new production server at work, but I refuse to
> use any masked packages, to keep maintenance overhead to a minimum.
> Anyway... Is there a reason it's still masked?
Seeing the thread on this, I'd like to speak up with an answer, since I
do a lot of the maintance on MySQL and it's related ebuilds.

The upgrade ISN'T as seamless as we would like. Presently if you are
running MySQL-3 and you emerge MySQL-4, there is an instruction telling
you to rebuild everything that links against MySQL.

We have had a LARGE number of bugs submitted because people didn't read
the instruction to rebuild their system and then all complained about
stuff being broken.

As such, we are waiting for a decent script or better reverse
dependancies in portage to release it to stable. Such a script is
showstopper for the 1.4 release so it will be done. The same problem
exists with a number of other packages.

Robin Hugh Johnson
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