mysql5 and mysql51

Bradley Giesbrecht pixilla at
Mon Jun 18 11:40:52 PDT 2012

On Jun 18, 2012, at 11:07 AM, Blair Zajac wrote:

> Backstory: I have a PowerBook I needed to install MySQL on and the mysql55-server build failed, so I went to install MySQL 5.1.x.
> Currently there's mysql5 and mysql51-server, which is confusing.  I ended up choosing mysql51-server since its commits were newer, but they both look like they are getting commits, even after mysql51 was copied from mysql5.
> Are we in a transition point right now?


> Is mysql5 going to be removed or a port that depends upon mysql51 or mysql55?

Yes, mysql5 is going to be replaced_by mysql55 and mysql51 will be kept for people that may not be ready to advance to mysql 5.5+.

> If mysql51 will be used, there are some other ports that need work, e.g. py*-mysql.

That is the task at hand and why mysql5 has not yet be replaced_by mysql55.

Bradley Giesbrecht (pixilla)

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