A set of basic questions about mysql

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Sat Aug 4 15:53:08 PDT 2012

On Sat, Aug 4, 2012 at 4:49 PM, Rodolfo Aramayo <raramayo at gmail.com> wrote:

> But when one does want to run a mysql server versus a non-server?

Many programs want the MySQL client libraries but don't actually require a
running server on the local machine (or even at all for common usages), so
you would install without the server part.  Alternately you might be
running a web application where the database is on another machine
(possibly along with memcached or similar) to distribute the load or for
failover purposes.

> And why do other MacPorts ports are installing MySQL ports that do not
> work with the port select mechanism? Why use those ports at all?

Because the port select mechanism is still relatively new, and it takes
time for things to be migrated to use it.  And in the meantime people need
to be able to get work done.

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at gmail.com
wandering unix systems administrator (available)     (412) 475-9364 vm/sms
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