|author||Brian Evans <email@example.com>||2019-02-18 08:58:08 -0500|
|committer||Brian Evans <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2019-02-18 08:58:08 -0500|
|parent||2018-09-07-arm-17-profile-migration: Add direct script download URL (diff)|
This forewarns sysadmins to take action on local machines as dependencies change in packages away from automatic server installations. Most packages are going to only install the libraries by default. Signed-off-by: Brian Evans <email@example.com>
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+Title: MySQL server and library dependency shift
+Author: Brian Evans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
+Due to the complexity of supporting multiple client libraries,
+the Gentoo MySQL maintainers have decided to drop dependencies on the
+server installation where it is not absolutely necessary.
+This will mean that packages might not automatically install the server
+as a dependency since it does not have to exist on the local machine.
+To ensure uninterrupted service, verify that the server package,
+such as dev-db/mariadb, dev-db/mysql, etc, is included in the world file
+where it is in operation. This can be accomplished by running emerge
+with the --noreplace option.
+Eg.: emerge --noreplace dev-db/mariadb