Distros and repos
Posted Aug 19, 2012 9:56 UTC (Sun) by man_ls
In reply to: MariaDB: Disappearing test cases or did another part of MySQL just become closed source?
Parent article: MariaDB: Disappearing test cases or did another part of MySQL just become closed source?
Which most of the time means: most people stick with whatever their distro has. For instance, neither MariaDB or Percona are packaged in Debian so they are out for me.
That is, if I ever wanted to leave the marvelous MongoDB and come back into the land of fixed schemas, which I don't. Ironically, for MongoDB I am ready to pay the price of adding a repo just to use a more recent version, 2.0 in this case. Having vendor-maintained and up-to-date repos is good. Note that MariaDB has no repo for Debian testing (wheezy), for example -- I use MongoDB on my dev machine with wheezy and it runs very well.
First I would not use a database not in my distro, then I actually use a database on a separate repo. Why the contradiction? Actually there is no contradiction: I started using MongoDB from my distro, and only once I was sure it was worth it I upgraded to the distro-supplied version. But having it available inside Debian was a big plus.
Coming back to your comment, both were really, really easy to install. A separate repo makes it harder to replicate the configuration on a new machine, but only by a small amount: add a file to
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