MySQL Installer 1.0.4 (R6all)

While tinkering with my dev systems I found that the old implementation of the MySQL app prevented smooth updates of the base OS. To fix this I added some aliases to the service so it now will no longer block updates. In addition I incorporated some tweaks into the MariaDB/MySQL config.

What it does is:

  • Install MariaDB 10.0.38 (or newer, depending on what is current in the repository)
  • Copy existing data over to the /apps location
  • Enable the “one file per table” feature for InnoDB
  • Enable the “Barracude” format for InnoDB
  • Allows to enable/disable the MySQL daemon from the “Installed Apps” window

Caveat: While the app does copy existing data to the new location it will not copy it back on uninstall. So make sure to have a backup if you ever decide to remove the app again, otherwise you’ll be stuck with the data you had when you installed it (as said: the app copies the data, it doesn’t move it). Now, if you’re still interested, here’s finally the link to the app: