Installing Mysql5 port on top of an existing mysql5 on Leopard and using Rails
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Wed Apr 29 22:37:08 PDT 2009
On Apr 29, 2009, at 8:15 AM, Chris Janton wrote:
> ports is being used to maintain applications. MySQL is an
> application, but it's all about the data that you store and use, not
> the application itself.
Right, but there is at least one database by default to MySql, the
permissions database, in /opt/local/var/mysql5/db Are you suggesting
every user that install MySql move that elsewhere?
I can see that idea having value in a lot of cases, but for the casual
local developer, I don't think they even need to know where the
database is, or care, they are going to use a front end anyway.
>> I was sort of under the impression the OP was doing small local
>> development, and feel his setup should be contained within ports,
>> if for anything, for being on the same page as everyone else.
> Being on the same page about the application, fine. Putting
> everything that you need in /opt/local? Not sure that's the right
Why not, genuinely curious. If you mentally thin of /opt/local as /
it very much has a layout very much like most other nix's, with some
>>> Lots of "applications" let you specify how to get to the mysql
>>> data via the socket interface - you may just want to change the
>>> config file for the app...
>>> There's a very simple way to keep your data in one place - use /
>>> etc/my.cnf to define things.
>> I could not find out where the ports version of mysql5 looks for
>> my.cnf as defaults. Do you know where it is looking within the opt/
>> local area? I do not have a cnf file at /etc or /opt/local/etc
> The sample my.cnf file has this at the top...
Where did you find that sample my.cnf file?
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