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#1 Tue, 11/08/2005 - 05:33


I'm running virtualmin pro on FC4. I'd really like to upgrade to MySQL 5. Is this safe, or will it break VirtualMin in anyway ?

Tue, 11/08/2005 - 17:55
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Hi Chris,

I'm not sure what will happen. You'd be the first.

Is there some feature of 5 that you've gotta have? It's awfully new software, and I wouldn't think any scripts would be making use of any of the new features (heck, most scripts still run fine on MySQL 3!).


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Wed, 11/09/2005 - 03:51

Hi Joe,

Yeah 5 is new, but it's now on general release from MySQL and has superceded 4.1 to be their "recommended" version. Why is it that people seem to like lagging behind MySQL's releases by a version or three? I've been using 5 on my dev box since it was alpha.

As for the features that i've gotta have, how about Stored Procedures, Triggers and Views ;)

I know that most of my customers will never use these features, but I deploy all the sites I write in ColdFusion on my server and I will use these features.

I've tested an inplace upgrade from 4.1 to 5 on my dev box which runs webmin and virtualmin gpl without issue, and looking at the upgrade docs there don't seem to be anychanges that will cause the average user a problem.


I'll probably give this a go over the weekend and see what happens :)


Mon, 11/28/2005 - 13:46

MySQL 5 works like a charm.

Tue, 11/29/2005 - 04:54

Well it would, but i can't upgrade it on FC4 without breaking a lot of dependencies, so for now i will be leaving well alone :)

Tue, 11/29/2005 - 23:45

If you install the Dynamic client libraries (including 3.23.x libraries) package this should correct the dependancy issue.

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