[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Bug#617561: Bug#617561: mediawiki: Mysql-server as suggested package

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Thu Mar 10 10:35:01 UTC 2011

On Wed, 9 Mar 2011, Joao Eriberto Mota Filho wrote:

> in different machines (real or virtual). Please, consider to switch
> mysql-server from recommends to suggests to avoid the auto installation

Agreed, this… thing… should never be installed on any system.

FWIW, Recommends are still «“abused” in many packages», so
something like this in /etc/apt/apt.conf helps:

// speed and reasonability
Acquire::PDiffs "false";
Acquire::CompressionTypes::Order { "gz"; "xz"; };
// only download one file at a time
Acquire::http::Pipeline-Depth "0";
// at least as long as m68k is still troubled
debug::pkgproblemresolver "true";
// highly recommended
APT::Install-Recommends "0";
APT::Install-Suggests "0";
// should be unneeded
//APT::Get::AllowUnauthenticated "true";
// not in cowbuilder but outside, if you want
//Dir::Cache::Archives "/var/cache/pbuilder/aptcache";

«MyISAM tables -will- get corrupted eventually. This is a fact of life. »
“mysql is about as much database as ms access” – “MSSQL at least descends
from a database” “it's a rebranded SyBase” “MySQL however was born from a
flatfile and went downhill from there” – “at least jetDB doesn’t claim to
be a database”	(#nosec)    ‣‣‣ Please let MySQL and MariaDB finally die!

More information about the Pkg-mediawiki-devel mailing list