mysql-connector-java is new in Beta6 with version:
but EPEL5 contained
This could potentially make updating systems tricky.
We can't realistically promise that RHEL6 will be NVR-newer than any EPEL package, especially not when the EPEL maintainer feels free to rebase once a month. If you want to make a case that we should rebase mysql-connector-java now, I'm happy to consider it, but the decision can *not* be driven by what the EPEL maintainer is doing.
In this case I am the EPEL maintainer, it's just incredibly new since it was
only added to EPEL very recently, there has only been one version ever in
The main reason is the nvr upgrade.
shows a lot bug fixes between 5.1.8 and 5.1.12.
Oh, pleased to meet you --- for some reason I thought Miloš Jakubíček was handling this package in EPEL as well as Fedora.
Yeah, there are kind of a lot of bug fixes listed there :-(. We're getting pretty late in the RHEL6 cycle for upstream rebases, but I'll put this in the request queue and see what happens.
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