MySQL Is Not Abandoning Debian
Contrary to reports, MySQL is not leaving Debian behind, but company officials understand how this mistaken impression was given.In a recent Slashdot story, a disgruntled Debian developer posted that "MySQL [has] quietly deprecated support for most Linux distributions on October 16, when its MySQL Network support plan was replaced by MySQL Enterprise. MySQL now supports only two Linux distributionsRed Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server." He went on to say, "We learned of this when MySQL declined to sell us support for some new Debian-based servers. Our sales rep found out from engineering that the current Enterprise offering is no longer supported on Debian OS."
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