[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Bug#836312: unneccessary build-dependency on libmysqld-dev

Steinar H. Gunderson sgunderson at bigfoot.com
Thu Sep 1 14:23:33 UTC 2016

Source: net-snmp
Version: 5.7.3+dfsg-1.4
Severity: normal


net-snmp Build-Depends on libmysqld-dev. This is a product known as “Embedded MySQL”,
which is for if you want to embed all of mysqld in your binary, SQL parser and all.
(It is in many ways similar to SQLite.) From what I can see, it doesn't actually link
to libmysqld; if you just want the regular client library to connect to a MySQL server,
you should probably use libmysqlclient-dev instead. (libmysqld-dev depends on
libmysqlclient-dev, which is why the package still builds.)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.5
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (750, 'stable'), (500, 'proposed-updates')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.7.0 (SMP w/40 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_DK.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_DK.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

More information about the Pkg-net-snmp-devel mailing list