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Re: KDE 4.2 requires local MySQL Server



On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 5:12 PM, Andreas M. Kirchwitz <amk spamfence net> wrote:
> Mark Haney <mhaney ercbroadband org> wrote:
>
>  > And yes akonadi does require MySWL, but KDE 4.2 does NOT require
>  > akonadi.  So my point is still very valid.
>
> In Fedora 10, akonadi cannot be un-installed without removing KDE.
> And KDE cannot be updated to version 4.2 without updating akonadi
> as well. In the end, KDE 4.2 requires MySQL (server) to be installed.
>
> Yes, you may run KDE without akonadi, and akonadi may use remote
> databases, but Fedora 10 insists on installing MySQL server packages
> if you want to have KDE 4.2. And by default, akonadi uses a local
> MySQL instance. That's weird for a desktop workstation, and it's the
> wrong way to use a database like MySQL. Are all KDE core developers
> aware of this new dependency, and are they all happy about it?
>
> However, I accept the fact that KDE 4.2 now depends on MySQL, and
> installing a different Linux distribution after all these years
> won't help because sooner or later all other Linux distributions
> will have the same dependencies which come from akonadi (and
> without akonadi, you cannot install KDE). So, until GNOME people
> start their local MySQL instances as well, the only option is to
> remove KDE from the system.
>
> It's okay. Fedora has always been more GNOME-ish than KDE-ish,
> so it's not such a big loss. I'm not using KDE as my default
> desktop environment, but I liked some KDE apps. Will search for
> alternatives.
>
>        Don't worry ... Andreas


By your comment one would think that installing mysql-server brings
some great evil with it.


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