[Pkg-owncloud-maintainers] php-mdb2-driver-sqlite

Paul van Tilburg paulvt at debian.org
Tue May 22 20:52:06 UTC 2012


On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 11:18:42PM +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> On 05/22/2012 09:06 PM, Paul van Tilburg wrote:
> > Oops, I had only checked 'apt-cache search', but I should have checked
> > the PTS.  Apparantly, php-mdb2-driver-sqlite was removed, with as reason
> > that php5-sqlite was removed [1].  But to me it seems php5-sqlite hasn't
> > been removed at all?  Therefore, can we bring it back?
> php5-sqlite hasn't been removed. What has been removed is support for
> sqlite 2. Eg, we still have support for sqlite 1 and 3. I think this was
> a mistake of the maintainer, unless php-mdb2-sqlite-driver uses sqlite
> 2. Note that support for sqlite has also been removed from roundcube du
> to removal of sqlite 2 support, and no upstream support for sqlite 3.

Yes, I noticed that and also made a not to ask them why actually.

> Now, what I could do is build a package, then you test it, and see if it
> works. 

Sure, maybe we could even try the pre-removal package; ownCloud even ships
the SQLite MDB2 driver in lib/MDB2 just to have it as a fallback even.
(This is of course useful for the "download & extract on your
web-hosting" use case.)

> But maybe, you have other types of drivers available? Can't you
> use MySQL or PGSQL instead? I can see that both are available in Debian
> already. I wouldn't see this as a big limitation (eg: MySQL or PGSQL are
> anyway faster than SQLite). Thoughts?

Yes, we also plan to support MySQL and PostgreSQL, certainly.  However,
if a user would like to setup his own "private" cloud, I think they are
less inclined if they need to set up a whole DBMS.  At least I would be
if I hadn't owned a server with it running somewhere.  I just don't
think we should only target "big server" installations, specially given
the nature of the application.  But this is just my opinion, maybe other
members of the teams have a different one?


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