MySQL and Tiger
April 21, 2005 4:11 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) when it's released next week, but have one fear that's holding me back from doing it as soon as my delivery arrives: does anyone know if Tiger and the current releases of MySQL 4.0 play well together?

I did a bit of Google-hunting today without any clear answer; the only page I could find was MySQL's "supported platforms" page that shows that it's fully supported but doesn't state any version numbers. My fear is that versions 5.0 and/or 4.1 might be fully supported, but 4.0 might not be; has anyone installed 4.0.24 on Tiger and run into troubles?
posted by delfuego to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
You might look at what is packaged in the OS X Server product. In the case of Tiger Server, it looks like you can run MySQL 4.
posted by AlexReynolds at 4:18 PM on April 21, 2005

Hang on, I'll go try it...
posted by majick at 4:51 PM on April 21, 2005

You might want to also ask this question Apple Discussion Boards. I'm not being snarky; many people don't seem to know that that forum even exists, even though it's linked right from main Apple's support page.

In general, I would say it's not a good idea to upgrade immediately upon the day of release, especially if you're relying on your machine in a server environment. Why not wait a few days for reports of bugs to surface on sites like MacFixit?
posted by bcwinters at 5:04 PM on April 21, 2005

Best answer: I didn't hit it with any serious load, and in fact only lightly exercised it, but basic grant/create/insert/update/delete operations seem to work fine. If there are any issues, they're subtle ones.

$ mysqladmin version
mysqladmin Ver 8.40 Distrib 4.0.24, for apple-darwin7.7.0 on powerpc
Server version          4.0.24-standard
$ uname -a
Darwin myhostname.local 8.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 8.0.0: Sat Mar 19 19:56:44 PST 2005; root:xnu-786.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC Power Macintosh powerpc

MySQL Administrator 1.0.8-beta built against OSX 10.3 seems to work just fine, too.
posted by majick at 6:24 PM on April 21, 2005

Response by poster: Majick, you rock -- that's the perfect way for me to feel comfortable knowing it works!

bcwinters, the machine I intend to upgrade isn't a server, but rather is my laptop. I have MySQL installed on it because I use it as a development environment for my web-based apps, and installing Tiger actually provides me with a lot of info about how my servers, running a similar environment, will behave. The laptop's a machine I don't mind playing with!
posted by delfuego at 6:31 PM on April 21, 2005

Since it's your web dev environment, I might add that current PHP5 also works just fine. The PHP4 works as well. Postfix Enabler's busted, but sudo postfix start fixes that just fine.

I haven't tried getting mod_perl and Apache::Registry up, but I don't see why that shouldn't work. The Perl framework certainly seems up to the task. Likewise I'd be surprised if Tomcat didn't fire up -- I haven't made the attempt yet.
posted by majick at 8:07 PM on April 21, 2005

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