Re: mysql on ydl

JP Rosevear (
Mon, 31 May 1999 23:33:02 -0400

Darron Froese wrote:
> On Mon, 31 May 1999, JP Rosevear wrote:
> > Darron Froese wrote:
> >
> > > I've got postgresql installed and working just fine, but I'd like to switch
> > > to mysql...
> >
> > Whoa - this is news. PG has not worked as long as I've known of YDL and Dan
> > has stated that it has serious issues.
> >
> > I too was able to get it installed and was able to create databases but things
> > like dropping a database and getting \d in pgsql CLI interface info were
> > mangled.
> JP,
> Not being an sql guru (actually not knowing anything about it at all) I
> can't really verify if it's completely 100% functional but for my purposes
> (using IMP - an IMAP webmail program) it's working just fine. I couldn't
> seem to get the rpm's to work properly so I did have to recompile from
> source - like I said it seems to work (or at least function). It should
> also serve it's other purpose: to at least help to teach me the basics of
> sql databases.
> Are these issues (mysql, pgsql) because of the lack of mainstream ppc
> support? I've always wondered why linux wasn't quite linux when it came to
> the ppc. Oh well - ydl has been the most compatible so far of any ppclinux
> I've tried.

Well something to try might be just the following:

createdb test
destroydb test

and see what happens.


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