Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Jun 2017 22:04 UTC
Debian and its clones

In Stretch, the default MySQL variant is now MariaDB. The replacement of packages for MySQL 5.5 or 5.6 by the MariaDB 10.1 variant will happen automatically upon upgrade.

Firefox and Thunderbird return to Debian with the release of Stretch, and replace their debranded versions Iceweasel and Icedove, which were present in the archive for more than 10 years.

In addition, Debian GNU/Hurd also has a new release.

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RE: MariaDB
by galvanash on Tue 20th Jun 2017 00:52 UTC in reply to "MariaDB"
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I'm out of the loop on MariaDB. Why are they replacing MySQL with it now, as opposed to several years ago when it was first forked? (Which, according to Wikipedia, was in 2009.)

Cause Debian releases are sllloooowwww. They probably did do it in 2009 or shortly thereafter - its just now hitting a release.

edit: nevermind. I see what they did. They have had a package for both MySql and MariaDB for a few releases now. They also had a "mysql-server" package that just pointed to the latest stable MySql version.

What they did was change this so that the package "mysql-server" now installs MariaDB instead. You can still install either by referencing the actual package instead of this meta package.

Guess they figured its time to start moving away from MySql a bit more forcefully...

Edited 2017-06-20 01:03 UTC

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