MySQL port name confusion
ryandesign at macports.org
Sat Sep 26 15:27:13 PDT 2009
On Sep 26, 2009, at 17:16, Mark Hattam wrote:
> MySQL continues to refer to both 5.0.x and 5.1.x as both being GA
> And there appears to be no end-of-life statement about 5.0 apart
> from them not producing pre-built binaries for four named OS's after
> 31 Dec 2009. In fact they state they are continuing to provide
> source code and support for everything 4.1 and higher.
> So maybe there is a need for a
> separate ports, so that users know what they are actually getting
> when they install/upgrade.
> Though whether anyone still requires 4.1.x is a good question. But
> it is allegedly still supported in the source repository for
> security fixes.
Why would anybody want MySQL 5.0.x now that 5.1.x is available?
We already have a mysql4 port which provides 4.1.x, though I expect to
remove it next year after 4.1.x has been end-of-life'd.
I am in the process of removing the mysql3 port. See #20700.
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