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

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sat Dec 22 21:53:58 UTC 2018


I'd always recommend MySQL or a highly compatible variant such as
MariaDB - Postgres is great, but Wikimedia runs MariaDB so I do too.


- d.


On Sat, 22 Dec 2018 at 18:18, Jeffrey Walton <noloader at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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
> requirements:
>
> 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.
>
> Jeff
>
> Jeff
>
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