Hi Otto and the LTS team, On Mon, Dec 31, 2018 at 10:50:34AM +0200, Otto Kekäläinen wrote: > I think that is *if* makes sense to engineer some automatic upgrade path in > an LTS release, then it would be to introduce MariaDB 10.1 into Jessie.
If this is explicitly opted in to by users then I have no objection. However since the MySQL -> MariaDB crossgrade is not easily reversible (MariaDB modifies the on-disk schema/format), I don't think this is a good idea to do automatically. Users may, on upgrade past Jessie, choose to continue with MySQL coming from a source that isn't Debian stable (eg. by using unstable, directly from upstream, or a change of distribution). Automatically converting their database to not-MySQL would make that difficult, and would be a violation of the stable release promise for those users. I think that affected users would quite rightly be upset about it. Robie
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