I sav the mysql-libs new subpackage on Rawhide.
Here is some comments
1/ as mysql requires mysql-libs
mysql-devel (and -server) which requires mysql don't need to requires mysql-libs...
You put a note (perhaps my.cnf should be in the server package?) but i think it
could even be in the -libs package.
The [client] section can be used to set default parameters (character_set for
PHP, for example)
This could probably go to -devel as this is used to get build options.
4/ i don't see the need to provides the
as ndb support is not enabled.
the dir is owned by 3 packages (mysql, -libs and -devel)
Should probably be owned only by -lis.
This comments probably should go the the "merge review", but i don't find it.
Thanks for the comments. I'm adopting all of these in 5.0.37-2 except for
moving mysql_config: the --port case at least is useful to client scripts,
so I don't think it's a developer-only thing. I have some recollection that
we deliberately decided on its placement once before.