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Re: KDE 4.2 requires local MySQL Server



On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 7:41 AM, David Jansen <jansen strw leidenuniv nl> wrote:
> We are running into the same problem here. Why is it a problem? Not the
> disk space taken up by mysqld or the little bit of cpu time it
> takes. But the diskspace on the user's home directories. We have a
> shared home disk here for > 200 people, each has disk quota of 0.5 - 1 GB
> and akonadi's database for some users seems to be taking as much as 140 MB
> And that is even without them being actively using it, it's probably
> just an existing addressbook getting converted to mysql database or so.
> I have no idea how big those databases will grow over time.
>
> So a way to disable akonadi would be very much appreciated. Well, other
> than removing the binary, or chmod 000 ~/local/share/akonadi which seems
> to be doing the trick nicely (though with some startup errors).
> At least, I haven't been able to find any settings regarding akonadi in
> the KDE settings, autostart programs, etc. Any pointers would be
> appreciated.
>
> In another department, we use thin clients, getting their X services
> from a central RHEL server. I'm also holding my breath for waht it will
> do if 50 users all have theirr private mysqld running on that one
> server. Luckily KDE 4.2 is not in Redhat Enterprise yet, but that will
> just be a matter of time.
>
> In short, ideas that may look nice for a single user on a single
> computer, don't scale too well to larger environments.
> It would be great if such additional features would be optional.
>
> David Jansen


Since you already have a centralized system, is not feasible to just
have akonadi point to a central database? It seems like what it was
designed for, but I don't know, I am just asking.


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