Subject: Confusing mysql package names (was: CVS commit: pkgsrc/databases)
To: Juan Romero Pardines <>
From: Bernd Ernesti <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/12/2005 19:14:12

it would be nice to rename the mysql* packages.

Right now we have:
 mysql-* == 4.0.x
 mysql4-*  == 4.1.x

and I always get it wrong while I think that mysql4-* is 4.0.x


 MySQL 4.1, the latest certified production-ready release includes numerous
 enhancements that improve performance, internationalization, and the
 ability to embed the MySQL Server with other hardware and software solutions.

IMHO it would be better to rename mysql-* to mysql40-*
which leaves what we do with mysql4-*:
- keep its name
- rename it to mysql-*
- rename it to mysql41-*

I would vote for the second option or maybe the third one.


On Fri, Aug 12, 2005 at 01:03:05PM +0000, Juan Romero Pardines wrote:
> Module Name:	pkgsrc
> Committed By:	xtraeme
> Date:		Fri Aug 12 13:03:05 UTC 2005
> Modified Files:
> 	pkgsrc/databases/mysql-client: Makefile.common distinfo
> 	pkgsrc/databases/mysql-server: distinfo
> Removed Files:
> 	pkgsrc/databases/mysql-client/patches: patch-au
> 	pkgsrc/databases/mysql-server/patches: patch-au
> Log Message:
> Update mysql-{client,server} to 4.0.25, which should fix
> the following vulnerabilities:
> Please see changelog:
> To generate a diff of this commit:
> cvs rdiff -r1.46 -r1.47 pkgsrc/databases/mysql-client/Makefile.common
> cvs rdiff -r1.13 -r1.14 pkgsrc/databases/mysql-client/
> cvs rdiff -r1.18 -r1.19 pkgsrc/databases/mysql-client/distinfo
> cvs rdiff -r1.1 -r0 pkgsrc/databases/mysql-client/patches/patch-au
> cvs rdiff -r1.30 -r1.31 pkgsrc/databases/mysql-server/distinfo
> cvs rdiff -r1.4 -r0 pkgsrc/databases/mysql-server/patches/patch-au
> Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
> copyright notices on the relevant files.