Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#8964 closed (fixed)

InnoDB is default with Windows Essentials installer for MySQL 5.0 (Community server)

Reported by: Jerzy.Ludwichowski@… Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: 1.0
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Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
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The "Storage engines" section in "Notes about supported databases" ( says unconditionally that MyISAM is the default storage engine for MySQL 5.0. This is not so, at least for MySQL 5.0 installed with the Windows Essentials installer (see; my experience confirms the MySQL doc's statement for the Community Server install.

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comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by mtredinnick

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I'm not sure what the second link in the description is meant to be pointing to (we already know what InnoDB) is. This seems to be a case of once again we get screwed around by Windows-related stuff. I'll add a note saying something like "unless you're installation package has altered this", since we can't try and track every single third-party installer and whatever local modifications they may make. The default with MySQL 5.x is still to use MyIsam for the storage engine.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by mtredinnick

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

(In [9143]) Fixed #8964 -- Added a note that MyISAM may not necessarily be the default
storage engine for MySQL. Some packagers seem to like causing confusion.

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