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Re: KDE 4.2 requires local MySQL Server



On Sun, 2009-02-15 at 11:31 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
> Andreas M. Kirchwitz wrote:
> > 	
> >
> > most people with automatic updates might not have noticed, but if
> > you look closer, the recent bunch of updates, including KDE 4.2,
> > installs the MySQL server on the machine (and some other database
> > related stuff which MySQL depends on).
> >
> > It's the "akonadi" package that requires a MySQL server to run.
> > Google shows that there's been a long discussion about this issue
> > some months ago. Unfortunately, akonadi cannot be uninstalled,
> > because that will break a lot of KDE dependencies.
> >
> > Is there an easy way around it? An end-user desktop environment
> > requires a full-blown local database to be setup and run. Wow, I
> > didn't know that so many users are professional database admins
> > and know what to do. No KDE without MySQL.
> >
> > For now, the KDE 4.2 stuff can be ignored:
> >
> >  yum update -x akonadi -x 'kde*' -x 'PyKDE*' -x ksysguardd -x oxygen-icon-theme
> >
> > Of couse, KDE updates cannot be ignored forever ...
> >
> > Is this MySQL dependency by intention? Couldn't find anything
> > helpful on this or on the devel mailing list, although this is
> > a big issue, IMHO.
> >   
> FWIW, I did notice a screen pop up during the most recent update...but
> it was hidden behind a terminal window.  I was going to go back and try
> to figure out was it was all about....but subsequently forgot about it. 
> Your post did enlighten me as to what happened as I now recall seeing
> "akonadi" at some point.
> 
> But, I have been using the latest version of KDE for the past several
> days...and I haven't been bothered or presented with the need to know
> anything about MySQL.  I only now notice there is an instance of MySQL
> running not taking up much resources.  I'm not sure it would have come
> to my attention if you hadn't written your post.
> 
> Took a quick look at http://pim.kde.org/akonadi/ and on the surface
> seems like a reasonable direction/idea.  So, not quite sure as to why
> you may consider this to be a big issue.
----
thanks for the info - I was sort of wondering about this myself but my
attention has been on trying to get the little damn 1024x600 screen to a
larger virtual display.

It does seem curious to me that they would have chosen MySQL instead of
SQLite

Craig


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