[LON-CAPA-dev] Re: LON-CAPA-mysql

Scott Harrison lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 12 Mar 2002 18:36:31 -0500

Dear Martin:

Short answer:
* there are no plans to revisit LON-CAPA-mysql
* and, I assume, since the compilation was standard,
  mysql uses shared zlib library

Long answer:
LON-CAPA-mysql is a standard compilation of mysql on a RedHat 6.2

Initially done from source:
DBI-1.13.tar.gz  Msql-Mysql-modules-1.2209.tar.gz  mysql-3.22.32.tar.gz

To quote my writing in:

There were problems with using the RedHat packages since the three
different RedHat packages were somewhat noncompatible with each other
in terms of expected file locations. (The Debian linux distribution,
on the other hand, has a working set of these packages).

We are now working on a more focused post-installation approach
to LON-CAPA installation.

For RedHat 7.* systems, see the note I wrote
"Regarding MySQL." in CVS:doc/how_to_install_on_RedHat7.2.tx

RedHat 7.* can/should use rpm packages for mysql, though LON-CAPA-mysql
still works in this scenario.

Please let me know if you think we/all are still facing a glitch here.


Martin Siegert wrote:
> Hi Scott,
> the zlib bug makes me check how many packages I must reinstall - currently
> I don't even know where to start - there are so many.
> One package I came across is LON-CAPA-mysql: mysql is one of the 500
> packages that are listed on the zlib site as a program that uses zlib.
> Now I ran "rpm -V LON-CAPA-mysql" on our LON-CAPA server (dalton.chem.sfu.ca)
> and it shows that basically all files are missing.
> Is LON-CAPA-mysql no longer needed? Or have the files been moved to other
> places (cvs upgrade?) - if yes where?
> Hopefully mysql uses the shared libz library otherwise this is bad news.
> Cheers,
> Martin

Scott Harrison -- Graduate Student
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Mich. State. Univ., East Lansing, MI
harris41@msu.edu, 517-353-0998