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Re: Akonadi with external MySQL

On 09-06, Valerio Passini wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to spare resources in my system and since I have successfully 
> set up a MySQL db for amarok, I was thinking about using a similar 
> solution for akonadi. So far and despite a lot of problems, I have been 
> able to run it.
> The documentation around Internet on this topic seems rather limited and 
> that's probably why I initially failed.
> Summarizing:
> I have created a database using mysql called akonadi with proper user 
> and password.
> In akonaditray, I have configured the external MySQL server (db name: 
> akonadi; host: localhost; username: myname; pw;mypw). 
> The most important option I have set is actually "Options". I changed 
> the line originally written there with the following:
> UNIX_SOCKET=/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock
> I don't know why akonadi was otherwise unable to start.
> Then I needed to add an address book. I opened kontact ->  contacts -> 
> New -> Add new addressbook and from that point I followed the wizard 
> just to migrate my resources from kabc to akonadi. 
> During the populating process, there were several errors related to 
> birthday resources (they are annoying, but they seem not harmful. I just 
> closed them). Anyhow, the birthdays seem correctly displayed in 
> Calendar.
> Finally, in system activity there is just one MySQL process and not two 
> as previously, sparing around 20MB of RAM memory.

This would be a really good step in the right direction. At the moment I have
to install a database server just to have current kopete running. Bye bye
kopete. It's sad to see more and more really good kde apps leaving my desktop
because of dependency overkill.


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