One of the things that I am really happy about in MariaDB is that we have our releases available as apt (and yum for Centos) repositories. This is largely thanks to being able to build this on the OurDelta package build infrastructure (which again builds on things like the Debian packaging scripts for MySQL).
Something like the Debian
apt-get package system (which is also
used by Ubuntu) is one of the major innovations in the Free Software world in
my opinion. Debian has spent many years refining this system to where it is
today. Want to run the mysql client, but it isn't installed? Just try to run
it on your local Ubuntu host:
$ mysql The program 'mysql' can be found in the following packages: * mysql-client-5.0 * mysql-client-5.1 Try: sudo apt-get install <selected package> -bash: mysql:[Read more...]