On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 2:35 PM, Norvald H. Ryeng
In practice, this means that it will be almost impossible to install
in Fedora. The recipe in the feature page  requires the user to
1. edit yum.conf to set excludes=mariadb* and obsoletes=0,
2. run yum shell to replace the packages, and
3. edit yum.conf again to remove obsoletes=0.
I think that the above recipe wasn't updated for the package rename;
with the new name, a simple "yum install MySQL" should work. Honza,
is that how it was designed?
If the MySQL packages don't provide mysql*, how can they fulfill
The FESCo decision from the minutes was:
feature owners are asked to make it possible to install the MySQL
stand-alone server (only)
so dependencies on the client libraries are not a concern;
packages are expected to use the MariaDB client libraries.
Everything that depends on mysql will then require mariadb to
be installed, but having both mariadb and MySQL at the same time is not
going to work unless the files in the mariadb packages are renamed.
File conflicts within the server packages might still be a concern, I
don't know. Per the decision quoted above, FESCo would prefer the
maintainers of the two servers to agree on a solution.