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+Title: MySQL server and library dependency shift
+Author: Brian Evans <grknight@gentoo.org>
+Posted: 2019-02-13
+Revision: 1
+News-Item-Format: 2.0
+Display-If-Installed: virtual/mysql
+
+Due to the complexity of supporting multiple client libraries,
+the Gentoo MySQL maintainers have decided to drop dependencies on the
+server installation where it is not absolutely necessary.
+
+This will mean that packages might not automatically install the server
+as a dependency since it does not have to exist on the local machine.
+
+To ensure uninterrupted service, verify that the server package,
+such as dev-db/mariadb, dev-db/mysql, etc, is included in the world file
+where it is in operation. This can be accomplished by running emerge
+with the --noreplace option.
+Eg.: emerge --noreplace dev-db/mariadb