[debian-mysql] help fixing cacti to work with MariaDB

Paul Gevers elbrus at debian.org
Thu Feb 25 20:14:26 UTC 2016

Hi all,
[Please CC me, I am not subscribed].

Recently I started to look into how to fix bug 813422¹ "cacti can't be
installed on MariaDB server". It seems that I can work-around/fix the
issue "Specified key was too long; max key length is 1000 bytes" by
changing the sql template for the database by adding a "collate
ascii_general_ci" in three places (see attached patch).

Now I expect that this is the result of defaults for collation being
different on MariaDB than they were (and are?) on MySQL. Before I start
bugging upstream I like to know if I am correct in this understanding
and if this is something Debian specific or MariaDB specific.

Does the fix/work-around sound remotely sane?

Thanks for your time and effort.


¹ https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=813422
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