Joined: July 2005
||Posted: July 15 2006,11:49
I have been trying for some time to install mysql on a frugal install of DSL. I have successfully compiled an application for DSL (gpsdrive) that works with or without Mysql but all or the great features are missing if it can't find MySQL.
I can't find a .tar.gz or .dsl package for mysql so I figure apt-get might be a way to do it but I have tried lots of different names including version numbers but it says that mysql can't be found.
Even if I find it with apt-get how can I make it permanent on a frugal install. A howto apt-get with DSL in mind looks like it is really needed.
Please don't tell me to go read the doco with out linking to it because where ever it is I can't find it. I think DSL is REALLY great but "Forum != doco" I have been working in unix / dos / windows for 20 + years and DSL is really hard to figure out. I have had a few ah ha! moments so I'm getting there slowly but it doesn't need to be this hard.
I think wiki may be the answer. Rather than reply to a post write a wiki and link to it in the reply. That way it can be ammended as DSL grows.
I'm getting desperate now. I first got the gpsdrive application to run on DSL 12 months ago. My hardware is still sitting on my test bench. I want to install it in my car
At a pinch I may be able to talk the gpsdrive developers into supporting sqlite but I can only see a client application for sqlite in DSL. How the hell do you install the data base itself or is that just as hard as Mysql.
I am installing onto either a 1Gb or 4Gb Compact Flash card so space is not a huge problem. I would use a full size distro except I don't what to use a hard disk as vibration in my car will be a real problem. I wan't to use the rest of the 4Gb for mapping data.
Don't get me wrong I'm not cranky just a little frustrated. I see a fantastic operating system in DSL but can't quite get it to do what I want.