For some reasons it seems if not impossible then atleast non-trivial to build binary packages from the source provided by mysql-dfsg-5.0 in Hardy (5.0 5.0.51a-3ubuntu5.4), Intrepid (5.0.67-0ubuntu6) and Jaunty (5.1.30really5.0.75-0ubuntu3).
While I believe I have a memory of actually succeeding somewhat recently I has been completely impossible these rescent days when I have looked closer at it. No matter if I try to use debuild och pbuilder the I always get the same failure during the build test.
Failed 7/494 tests, 98.58% were successful.
The log files in var/log may give you some hint
of what went wrong.
If you want to report this error, please read first the documentation at
The servers were restarted 121 times
Spent 808.385 of 3127 seconds executing testcases
mysql-test-run in default mode: *** Failing the test(s): openssl_1 rpl_openssl rpl_ssl ssl ssl_8k_key ssl_compress ssl_connect
mysql-test-run: *** ERROR: there were failing test cases
It does by the way seems strange to be testing openssl considering debian/rules includes "--without-openssl".
I've been testing on i386 and amd64 as well as physical and virtual machines.
When I've tested using debuild I've taken a clean install, upgraded it fully, then running these steps
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential fakeroot devscripts
$ sudo apt-get build-dep mysql-server-5.0
$ apt-get source mysql-server-5.0
$ cd mysql-dfsg-5.0-5.0.67/
$ debuild -uc -us
The (few) tests I've ran pbuilder has been in environments created by this command
$ sudo pbuilder create --debootstrapopts --variant=buildd