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Re: [GENERAL] Oracle buys Innobase

From: Oliver Elphick <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>
Cc: Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>,Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org,Scott Marlowe <smarlowe(at)g2switchworks(dot)com>,Greg Sabino Mullane <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] Oracle buys Innobase
Date: 2005-10-19 11:26:29
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On Wed, 2005-10-19 at 12:51 +0200, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> Just for the hell of it I looked at the popcon stats for debian
> installs (see below). It tells me the following:
> - Something like half the people who install mysql-server (any version)
> never use it. People who install PostgreSQL are (slightly) more likely
> to actually use it.
> - For mysql, users of the client are approximatly twice the amount that
> use the server. For postgres, the client and server count is about the
> same. This one is curious, don't know what to make of it.

When you install Debian from scratch, the tasksel list offers you the
chance to install database packages.  If you select that, it installs
postgresql server rather than mysql, which may help the statistics in
Debian.  The postgresql server package depends on postgresql-client.  I
think that the only people to install postgresql-client without the
server would be those with multiple machines communicating with a server
and a number of those might install the server by mistake.  The ratio of
nearly 6 to 4 seems quite reasonable.
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