"Norvald H. Ryeng" <norvald.ryeng(a)oracle.com> writes:
On Thu, 14 Feb 2013 08:07:22 +0100, Rahul Sundaram
> Well, unless Oracle as upstream wants to get involved as downstream
> maintainers in Fedora as well. They did offer to do that but don't seem
> to have stepped up yet.
Let's do it now, then. :-)
We want to keep the MySQL package in Fedora and are willing to
or take over maintainership if nobody else will do it. We haven't really
discussed this with the current maintainers yet, but from the discussions
on this list it seems they're not interested in maintaining the package
after F19. If us stepping up changes that, we are happy to co-maintain.
The way this worked in the past (and still does on RHEL and some other
distros) is that MySQL AB provided RPMs named "MySQL",
etc, which simply conflicted with the Red Hat-supplied packages named
"mysql", "mysql-server", etc. Perhaps it would be best to continue
naming tradition, ie establish a new Oracle-maintained Fedora package
named "MySQL", instead of figuring out how to transition maintainership
of the "mysql" packages. This would give us some more wiggle room about
managing the transition --- in particular, it's hard to see how we
manage Obsoletes/Provides linkages in any sane fashion if the "mysql"
package name continues in use. I think we're going to have to end up
with a design in which "mysql" becomes essentially a virtual Provides
regards, tom lane