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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 10:25 am    Post subject: digikam 5 no longer supports internal MYSQL database Reply with quote

Old versions of digikam supported using an internal MYSQL engine, though some documenation said it was either experimental or deprecated (I forget which). The KDE 5 version now accepts a MYSQL database, but the ebuild only supports an external one. I've worked around it, by starting a mysqld instance pointing at the files used by the internal instance, but it's a but of a hassle.

According to the docs, you can still build internal MYSQL support into digikam; it's just that the ebuild doesn't offer that configuration any more. So I could just raise a bug But using a proper external MYSQL database has its benefits - in particular, one visible database to support (e.g. run mysql_upgrade against it after major upgrades) and backup, rather than something hidden in ~/.local or ~/.kde. The same would be true for akonadi, if that still supports an external database (I haven't looked). An internal database might be arguably more secure, but I suspect the feeling of security is more a case of "out of sight, out of mind".

Comments, anyone? I've never tried setting up a pukka MYSQL database...
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right about using MySQL externally. I always prefer this, as I can access all databases for all programs by logging into the MySQL client as needed.
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