Gentoo Logo
Gentoo Spaceship




Note: Due to technical difficulties, the Archives are currently not up to date. GMANE provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.
c.f. bug 424647
List Archive: gentoo-dev
Navigation:
Lists: gentoo-dev: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Headers:
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
E-Mail     : robbat2@...
Home Page  : http://www.orbis-terrarum.net/?l=people.robbat2
ICQ#       : 30269588 or 41961639
GnuPG FP   : 11AC BA4F 4778 E3F6 E4ED  F38E B27B 944E 3488 4E85
Attachment:
pgpd2N8VGA2eK.pgp (PGP signature)
Navigation:
Lists: gentoo-dev: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Previous by thread:
Re: MySQL 4 still marked unstable?
Next by thread:
sys-apps/net-tools-r7
Previous by date:
Re: glibc-2.3.2-r2
Next by date:
Re: [ANN] CFLAGS Builder


Updated Jun 17, 2009

Summary: Archive of the gentoo-dev mailing list.

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.