Installing owncloud downgrades mysql57

Marius Schamschula lists at
Fri Jan 29 12:14:51 UTC 2016

Hi there,

I’m new to FreeBSD, but rather familiar to *NIX OSs (20 years of various flavors of Linux, IRIX and (Mac) OS X/Darwin).

I'm attempting to install owncloud-8.2.2 under FreeBSD 10.2.

I previously have installed mysql57 client and server. To my dismay I find

Installed packages to be REMOVED:

to be replaced by 
	mysql56-client: 5.6.27

No mention no replacement of mysql56-server. I’m not sure how owncloud is expected to work w/o a working mysql-server. Never mind that there may be backward incompatible changes between mysql56 and mysql57.

It is somewhat unclear to me where in the dependency tree mysql56-client: 5.6.27 is specified, i.e. if owncloud or one of its dependencies makes this request.

I suppose I could do a mysqldump, and restore into mysql56-server, but I really want to be using the current stable branch (as defined upstream).

Is there any way to specify which version of mysql to use, i.e. a variant? Under MacPorts I’d use something like

port install owncloud +mysql57

(if there were such a package - the case insensitive files system precludes installing owncloud under OS X).

Marius Schamschula

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