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Installing DBD::mysql on Panther Server
Authored by: merlyn on Apr 09, '04 05:11:26PM

The only reason to install MySQL these days is legacy (existing software or brain ruts).

You really want to use DBD::SQLite (server-less SQL "server") for fast small databases, or DBD::Pg (using PostgreSQL) for a full-featured server. Since these two databases overlap each other and cover the area formerly covered by MySQL entirely, you might as well start the right way.



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Installing DBD::mysql on Panther Server
Authored by: avarame on Apr 09, '04 05:30:19PM

There's no place for partisan advocacy here. PgSQL and MySQL serve the same purpose - powerful, full-featured RDBMS.

The hint doesn't say MySQL is The One True Database, it simply solves a problem for people who wish to use MySQL from Perl. The question of My or Pg is a different problem altogether.

While your bring up a valid point about SQLite for small databases, your unilateral recommendation of PgSQL instead of MySQL has absolutely no place here.



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Installing DBD::mysql on Panther Server
Authored by: merlyn on Apr 10, '04 12:26:15AM

Really? Have you actually looked at Pg? MySQL is now playing slow catchup, and I doubt it ever will catch up. Pg is now "oracle without the price". MySQL, even with InnoDB, pales in comparison.



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