Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187842
MySQL 5.0.18 on FC5 does not have archive engine enabled
Last modified: 2013-07-02 23:09:06 EDT
Description of problem: The MySQL server contained in FC5 final release has the
ARCHIVE engine disabled; I understand rectification of this requires a
recompiliation with a flag. I'd much prefer to use a distro binary!
This problem ("Archive not enabled on linux binary by default") was raised on
the relevant MySQl forum 2005-Oct-14:
and was immediately responded to (by Brian Aker, presumably a MySQL team member)
with "I've mentioned this to our build group and they are fixing the problem for
the next release."
Seems it didn't happen. (:-((
[FYI: MySQL ARCHIVE engine is enabled by default on the Windows binary.]
I don't know whether this is mainly an issue for MySQL folk or Fedora folk, but
I'd guess M's need to fix it and F's need to issue it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):5.0.18
How reproducible: Easily...
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Load and start mysqld from FC5 final release
2.Connect with mysql client
3.SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'have_archive';
Additional info:I have re-raised this on the MySQL forum:
No response yet as I write.
My thanks to Rahul Sundaram for directing me to re-raise this here. To me, the
priority of this issue is high, as I cannot easily advance my project without
ENGINE=ARCHIVE, and I would much prefer NOT to have to go into compiling a fresh
version and replacing the existing one.
MySQL AB doesn't build the Fedora RPMs, although I believe they do offer RPMs
that will work on Fedora and are built the way they see fit ... so you might
want to see what they have.
Fedora's mysql RPMs are built essentially as testbeds for eventual RHEL
releases, which means we're fairly conservative about what compiler flags to use
and what optional features to enable. In this case, if you want the archive
storage engine enabled, you're going to have to convince me why it's something
we need to support in RHEL. I haven't gotten any previous requests for it
AFAIR, which makes it seem pretty low-priority to me.
[ checks bugzilla... ] Actually, there's bug #173253, but given the lack of
apparent interest I don't think that request is going anywhere.
Tom, thanks for your very prompt response. (Sorry I had not spotted 173253.) I
doubt if I alone can convince you to support ARCHIVE engine in RHEL. You would
want "me too" from lots more FC and RH MySQL users.
I collect traffic data and want to squash it onto as few DVDs as possible for
long term archiving. MyISAM>>ARCHIVE gives my data about 10::1 compresssion, as
the data is compressed and the indexes omitted. And yet the tables can still be
(serially) read, so it seems a good way to go.
I guess I'll either need to learn to compile MySQL and replace the distro
version, or devise another archive path.
Colin Charles (firstname.lastname@example.org) made a brilliant suggestion which i also
like to see: Include the "mysql-max" rpm into extras for the additional storage
engines. Especially the cluster-storage engine will become more popular as the
version is now ready to be used in production.
*** Bug 216096 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I agree, new storage Engines are really usefull.
I'm used to rebuild MySQL from Fedora SRPM to enabled them.
mysql-max probably could not go to Extras as it will "conflict" with mysql.
We probably have to wait for mysql 5.1.x which support Storage Engine as entension.
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