Gervase Markham gerv at
Mon Feb 22 17:19:54 UTC 2010

On 16/02/10 22:31, Max Kanat-Alexander wrote:
> 	You can't--it depends on the version of MySQL in use. (It might also
> depend on the Windows version in use? I'm not sure. I suspect 32-bit vs.
> 64-bit would be an issue, but Perl is already compiled differently for
> those, so that's not a problem.) If we bundled MySQL also, we could
> build a DBD::mysql. But then if people wanted to use PostgreSQL, they'd
> have a hard time.

If people want to choose particular database software, then this sort of
bundle isn't for them anyway.

I suspect at least 90%, and maybe even 95% of people installing Bugzilla
don't give a stuff which database it uses, they just want it to work. I
myself certainly didn't care when I started hacking on Bugzilla that it
used MySQL as opposed to PostgreSQL. I still use MySQL out of habit, but
it doesn't matter to me.


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