[kdepim-users] Replace MySQL with MariaDB

Martin Steigerwald martin at lichtvoll.de
Mon May 4 10:13:16 BST 2015

Am Montag, 4. Mai 2015, 08:14:51 schrieb O. Sinclair:
> Note: this is 100 percent not recommended by Kubuntu maintainers. But to
> me KMail et al Akonadi depending software seems "snappier" after this.
> So, first of all install aptitude as alternative to apt-get. Then:
> "sudo aptitude update
> when it is done then:
> sudo aptitude purge mysql-server-core-5.6 mysql-client-core-5.6
> aptitute will tell it has many dependencies, many packages will be
> removed ... so it asks if i accept that solution - choose no (n)
> then it will propose installing:
> 1) mariadb-client-core-10.0 [10.0.17-0ubuntu1 (vivid)]
> 2) mariadb-common [10.0.17-0ubuntu1 (vivid)]
> 3) mariadb-server-core-10.0 [10.0.17-0ubuntu1 (vivid)]
> - if you accept this - mysql will be removed, mariadb (fork of mysql)
> will be installed, and akonadi will start without any issues."
> as I am on Utopic you have to put 5.5 and the install proposals include
> lib-maria but it works perfect for me. YMMV though

Hmmm interesting, for Debian this didn´t work back then.

And it still won´t work, unless mariadb packages provide:

merkaba:~> apt-cache show akonadi-backend-mysql | grep -i depends
Depends: libqt4-sql-mysql, mysql-server-core-5.5 | mysql-server-core

Hmmm, it seems to:

merkaba:~> apt-cache show mariadb-server-core-10.0 | grep Provides
Provides: virtual-mysql-server-core

Will try this later.

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