[mythtv] MySQL, Python and Perl versions

Stuart Morgan stuart at tase.co.uk
Mon Nov 19 14:52:48 UTC 2012

On Monday 19 Nov 2012 09:45:01 Daniel Thor Kristjansson wrote:
> On 11/16/2012 10:38 AM, Craig Treleaven wrote:
> > MySQL
> > Docs say "The minimum MySQL version is 5.0.15." [1]
> > Hardware profile says 95% of reported users are running v. 5.5 [2]
> > What is the status of MariaDB and Percona?
> The minimum is still 5.0.15, later versions are supported.
> I don't know that anyone has tested MariaDB or Percona.

I'm using MariaDB 5.5.25 currently. Not through choice but because my distro 
stopped packaging mysql.

> Longer term we will probably end up just embedding a DB
> since we don't really want our users to need to become
> competent DBA's to run MythTV.

Indeed this has been an ultimate goal for a very long time now.

> > Perl
> > I can't seem to find any documentation of minimum, recommended or
> > supported Perl versions.  I'm running with 5.12; apparently without
> > issues.  Available versions seem to range from 5.8 to 5.16?
> The perl bindings are not actively supported at the moment. We
> try to keep them from breaking, but for new projects I recommend
> using the python bindings.

I'd like to see both maintained, but we've a dwindling number of developers 
with both perl experience and the inclination to work on the bindings. There 
are too many areas of greater importance which demand my attention 

I cannot unfortunately say what the minimums are for the perl bindings. I 
don't know if this has ever been documented.
Stuart Morgan

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