[mythtv] MySQL, Python and Perl versions

Craig Treleaven ctreleaven at cogeco.ca
Mon Nov 19 16:38:18 UTC 2012

At 2:52 PM +0000 11/19/12, Stuart Morgan wrote:
>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.

Thanks for the input.  When you say "Not through choice", are there 
any particular concerns about MariaDB?  (Speed, memory, ...?)

The reason I ask is that I was asked about providing variants to the 
MacPorts port so that people who favour a certain db, Python or Perl 
version could avoid installing another less-desired version.  OTOH, I 
can't possibly test with all the combinations so I'm concerned about 
allowing too many choices.  I was hoping to be told the list was 
shorter!  ;)


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