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perbh 10-24-2013 01:32 PM

14.1 - modules to be started at runtime
 
I see 'mysql' is still being referred to when you get to the end of the install. It doesn't worry me 'cuz I'm not using it anyway - but should it not be 'mariadb' instead?

GazL 10-24-2013 02:32 PM

The contents of the mariadb package are still referring to themselves predominately as 'mysql', so it seems to make sense for the rc script to do the same until such time as that changes.

perbh 10-25-2013 04:28 PM

ok thanks - didn't know that ... and yup, it makes sense ... (just wonder what Oracle thinks of that - he he)

volkerdi 10-25-2013 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by perbh (Post 5052360)
ok thanks - didn't know that ... and yup, it makes sense ... (just wonder what Oracle thinks of that - he he)

Almost every basic utility has the same name as you'd find on AT&T UNIX. Since other programs expect those names, the names are essentially a from of API. Oracle *did* try to fight the long-standing idea that APIs could not be copyrighted (over Java), but they lost that battle with Google. I don't know if anyone has ever tried to claim that it infringed trademarks, but I'm guessing that wouldn't go over well either.

GazL 10-26-2013 04:44 AM

And yet debian had to rename firefox because they had modified it. But maybe, there's some subtleties at work here.


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