Debian Bug report logs - #712730
Source package is not DFSG compliant

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Package: mysql-5.5; Maintainer for mysql-5.5 is Debian MySQL Maintainers <>;

Reported by: Robie Basak <>

Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:03:02 UTC

Severity: serious

Found in version 5.5.31+dfsg-1

Fixed in version mysql-5.5/5.5.33+dfsg-1

Done: Clint Byrum <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Debian MySQL Maintainers <>:
Bug#712730; Package mysql-5.5. (Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:03:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Robie Basak <>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Debian MySQL Maintainers <>. (Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:03:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Robie Basak <>
Subject: Source package is not DFSG compliant
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 23:01:07 +0100
Package: mysql-5.5
Version: 5.5.31+dfsg-1
Severity: serious
Usertags: origin-ubuntu saucy


It seems that Oracle silently changed the licensing in the
documentation; at least the manpages, in 5.5.30->5.5.31). The manpages
shipped by the source package now contain copyright wording that is
clearly not DFSG compliant, since modifications are prohibited and there
is no explicit exception to permit distribution of patches.

So debian/copyright is also now wrong, since it lists man/* (implictly
through *) as GPL-2.

Set Bug forwarded-to-address to ''. Request was from "Norvald H. Ryeng" <> to (Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:27:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to, Debian MySQL Maintainers <>:
Bug#712730; Package mysql-5.5. (Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:39:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to "Norvald H. Ryeng" <>:
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From: "Norvald H. Ryeng" <>
Subject: forwarded
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:55:51 +0200
forwarded 712730

Changed Bug forwarded-to-address to '' from '' Request was from "Norvald H. Ryeng" <> to (Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:24:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to, Debian MySQL Maintainers <>:
Bug#712730; Package mysql-5.5. (Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:27:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Xavier Roche <>:
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Message #19 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Xavier Roche <>
Subject: Re:
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:23:01 +0200
Le 19/06/2013 04:05, luke.leighton a écrit :
> soo, when's mysql being pulled from debian because the documentation
> is non-free?

This is a mistake from mysql, according to:

"Thank you for the report. This is indeed a bug, where the build system
erroneously and silently started pulling in man pages with the wrong set
of copyright headers.

Once the fixes have been made to the build system, we will rebuild the
latest 5.1, 5.5, 5.6 releases plus the latest 5.7 milestone and make
those available publicly asap."

Added tag(s) pending. Request was from Clint Byrum <> to (Sat, 10 Aug 2013 04:21:13 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #26 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Clint Byrum <>
Subject: Bug#712730: fixed in mysql-5.5 5.5.33+dfsg-1
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 01:48:58 +0000
Source: mysql-5.5
Source-Version: 5.5.33+dfsg-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
mysql-5.5, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Clint Byrum <> (supplier of updated mysql-5.5 package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:14:47 -0700
Source: mysql-5.5
Binary: libmysqlclient18 libmysqld-pic libmysqld-dev libmysqlclient-dev mysql-common mysql-client-5.5 mysql-server-core-5.5 mysql-server-5.5 mysql-server mysql-client mysql-testsuite-5.5 mysql-source-5.5
Architecture: source all amd64
Version: 5.5.33+dfsg-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian MySQL Maintainers <>
Changed-By: Clint Byrum <>
 libmysqlclient-dev - MySQL database development files
 libmysqlclient18 - MySQL database client library
 libmysqld-dev - MySQL embedded database development files
 libmysqld-pic - PIC version of MySQL embedded server development files
 mysql-client - MySQL database client (metapackage depending on the latest versio
 mysql-client-5.5 - MySQL database client binaries
 mysql-common - MySQL database common files, e.g. /etc/mysql/my.cnf
 mysql-server - MySQL database server (metapackage depending on the latest versio
 mysql-server-5.5 - MySQL database server binaries and system database setup
 mysql-server-core-5.5 - MySQL database server binaries
 mysql-source-5.5 - MySQL source
 mysql-testsuite-5.5 - MySQL testsuite
Closes: 678252 706715 707280 712730 719196
 mysql-5.5 (5.5.33+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
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     (Closes: #719196) Thanks YunQuiang Su.
   * New upstream release.
     SECURITY UPDATE: CVE-2013-1861 CVE-2013-3783 CVE-2013-3793
     CVE-2013-3804 CVE-2013-3802 CVE-2013-3809 CVE-2013-3812
     (Closes: #706715) (Closes: #712730)
   * d/patches/work_around_failing_rpl_deadlock.patch: Test suite
     changes upstream have left some connections active. This
     patch fixes that. Thanks Kristian Nielsen!
   * d/patches/fix-racey-rpltests.patch: Fix from Oracle for failing
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