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Old 12-13-2006, 01:45 PM   #1
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MySQL drops Linux support

well all except RHE and SLE.

"MySQL 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 distributions Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. 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.' We were told that 'Generic Linux' in MySQL's list of supported platforms means 'generic versions of the implementations listed above'; not support for Linux in general."

good bad indifferent?
Old 12-13-2006, 02:11 PM   #2
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If you're doing commercial support for MySQL I'd think you'd be doing commerical support for the OS and RedHat and Suse are the ones in that space.

It doesn't mean you can't run MySQL on other distros - just that MySQL won't support you commercially. Its a lot like what happens with RedHat EL vs Fedora Core. They're essentially the same except RedHat will support (for a fee) RHEL but not Fedora Core.

Personally I think it may not be a good thing for MySQL as a company - they're in an uphill fight against Oracle for Commercial implementations and limiting their supported base to commercial variants might hurt implementations - especially with Oracle now selling its "unbreakable linux" for Oracle.
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I find it hard to believe that any company wanting enterprise support would be running debian on their servers; they all run RHEL or Novel/Suse if they want that kind of support. This is a non-story IMHO. MySQL is stopping commercial support on a market segment(debian users) where there is little demand for that service in the first place.
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