[mythtv] Mariadb 5.5

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Mon Jul 28 13:47:37 UTC 2014

On 28/07/14 08:48 AM, Craig Treleaven wrote:
> At 3:17 PM +0100 7/27/14, Stuart Morgan wrote:
>> On Sunday 27 Jul 2014 10:07:20 Craig Treleaven wrote:
>>>  Hi:
>>>  Is there any problem with using Mariadb 5.5 (currently 5.5.37) with
>>>  Myth?  Is Mariadb now effectively a supported database?
>>>  Myth via MacPorts has used MySQL 5.1 for the past 2.5 years.
>>>  MacPorts has made some changes such that I need to move to another
>>>  database/version.  I could go with MySQL 5.5, 5.6 or even Mariadb
>>>  10.0 or 10.1 but Mariadb 5.5 seems to be a 'safe', reasonable choice.
>>>  Is there anything that tips the scales in another direction?
>> I've been using MariaDB 5.5 for a year or more now. I don't really
>> have much
>> choice since my distro stopped shipping MySQL.
> Were there any special configuration steps needed to make Myth work?
> (Engines to enable or disable or some such?)
> BTW, I realize that the devs would like to move to an embedded
> database--and I couldn't support that more--but it isn't going to happen
> right now. In the meantime, I need to pick a database/version.

Mariadb is now standard on Fedora and dropped right into place without 
any problems.
On Fedora 20 updated, it reports itself as:

#mysql --version
mysql  Ver 15.1 Distrib 5.5.36-MariaDB, for Linux (x86_64) using 
readline 5.1


              R. Geoffrey Newbury			

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