[MediaWiki-l] Please lower MySQL requirements in next release

Jonathan Aquilina jaquilina at eagleeyet.net
Sat Dec 22 18:24:34 UTC 2018

If you guys require newer db versions for centos usually you can find other repos like EPEL or others that will have the newer versions and get the newer versions uploaded to them.



-----Original Message-----
From: MediaWiki-l <mediawiki-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org> On Behalf Of Jeffrey Walton
Sent: 22 December 2018 19:18
To: MediaWiki announcements and site admin list <mediawiki-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
Subject: Re: [MediaWiki-l] Please lower MySQL requirements in next release

On Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 12:59 PM Ryan Schmidt <skizzerz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Try installing MariaDB instead of MySQL. It is a drop-in replacement and the version available in CentOS 7 is recent enough to run modern MediaWiki once you enable the MariaDB yum repo.

Let me ask this... CentOS provides Postgres 9.2, which meets minimum

Available Packages
Name        : postgresql-server
Arch        : x86_64
Version     : 9.2.24
Release     : 1.el7_5

The question is, has anyone had success with a Wiki MySQL to Postgres conversion like at https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Converting_from_other_Databases_to_PostgreSQL

I personally like Postgres but I am not a hard core database or web guy. I have not hit the painpoints real database and web guys know.

Postgres also  makes fewer appearances on Bugtraq than MySQL.



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