Yay! Modauthmysql is back in action in debian!
I've previously used modauthmysql before etch, but have since stopped after upgrading held back so much. I was able to switch to modauthpam and pam_mysql, but I wasn't too crazy about that.
Hopefully Apache's mod_dbd in Debian will soon ship with the mysql driver. The licensing issues have been placated, but the code is still MIA. :-(