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Re: KDE 4.2 requires local MySQL Server



On Sun, 2009-02-15 at 22:11 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Andreas M. Kirchwitz wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> You don't have to configure anything, Akonadi starts a per-user instance of
> mysqld automatically. But it needs the mysql-server package for that
> purpose.
> 
> http://techbase.kde.org/Projects/PIM/Akonadi#Do_I_need_a_running_MySQL_server.3F
> 
> > 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.
> 
> Yes, this is by (upstream's) intention, we have no other choice.
> 
> FYI, Akonadi can also be configured to use a central MySQL server somewhere,
> but this is not the default configuration and as you say we definitely
> cannot expect our users to be database admins, so we have to make the
> default configuration work, thus the hard dependency on mysql-server.
> (Unfortunately, RPM still does not support soft dependencies.)
----
and apparently a real problem for people like me who use NFS for home
directories

Craig


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