[CentOS] CentOS 7 & MariaDB

Tue Sep 27 17:05:27 UTC 2016
jan.zeller at id.unibe.ch <jan.zeller at id.unibe.ch>

Thanks Jonathan Billings for your explanation. I feel confident now.

kind regards,


Von: centos-bounces at centos.org [centos-bounces at centos.org]" im Auftrag von "Jonathan Billings [billings at negate.org]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 27. September 2016 17:28
An: CentOS mailing list
Betreff: Re: [CentOS] CentOS 7 & MariaDB

On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 03:18:02PM +0000, jan.zeller at id.unibe.ch wrote:
> This version of MariaDB namely 5.5 is officially supported [1] until
> April 2017.
> How does CentOS 7 deal with this circumstance ? What will happen
> when 5.5 runs out ?
> Do I have to change the repositories manually [2] or does the change
> happen 'automagically' ?

1.) Keep in mind that CentOS7 uses upstream RHEL7 source packages, so
CentOS technically will do nothing but continue to repackage RHEL7

2.) Red Hat will backport fixes to the version of MariaDB it
supports.  Take a look at:

3.) If you want to use a version other than whats in the base
repositories, I suggest taking a look at the Software Collections
repos:  https://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/SCL

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