[MySQL] Install difficulties : Can't connect to local MySQL server through

Daniel J. Luke dluke at geeklair.net
Tue Jun 26 07:07:17 PDT 2007

On Jun 26, 2007, at 8:02 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Jun 25, 2007, at 22:05, markd at macports.org wrote:
>> However, I do think that having a +server variant is pointless and  
>> adds
>> needless hassle, and probably the result of a paranoid standpoint on
>> security.

Having paranoid standpoint on security is usually a fairly good  
thing ;-)

> So James has just given up maintainership of mysql5 (see r26483),  
> leaving just me, and I would like to make +server the default, and  
> have a variant for turning it off for those few people who don't  
> want it.

Why is this better than doing what the postgres ports do?

Having two ports lets other ports depend on what they want. (Say  
something requires just the mysql client libraries, it can depend on  
the mysql port and then if later someone wants the server, they just  
install the server port). With just the variants, if I install first  
with +no_startupitem/+no_server for some reason and later want the  
server, I need to uninstall and then reinstall without that variant.

I don't believe that having two the ports would add additional  
confusion for end-users (but I could probably be convinced otherwise).

What are the arguments against doing it that way?
Daniel J. Luke
| *---------------- dluke at geeklair.net ----------------* |
| *-------------- http://www.geeklair.net -------------* |
|   Opinions expressed are mine and do not necessarily   |
|          reflect the opinions of my employer.          |

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: PGP.sig
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 186 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
Url : http://lists.macosforge.org/pipermail/macports-users/attachments/20070626/e0c08827/PGP.bin

More information about the macports-users mailing list