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Old 02-01-2006, 09:16 PM   #1
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Can't get MySQL support in amaroK

I'm using Fedore Core 4 x86_64. I'm trying to get amaroK to use MySQL instead of SQLite for the collection database (I want to use the amaroK web front-end, which needs MySQL collection).

I'm using the following configure command line:
./configure --enable-mysql --with-qt-libraries=/usr/lib64/qt-3.3/lib

My output from configure ends with the following summary:
 ===  amaroK - PLUGINS  ========================================================
 = The following extra functionality will be included:
 =   + aRts-engine
 =   + GStreamer-engine
 =   + xine-engine
 =   + MySql support
 =   + Konqueror Sidebar

Good - your configure finished. Start make now
So I then call make. Change to root, and then do make install.

My problem is when I start amaroK and goto the Collection configuration options, MySQL won't even show up in the combo box. I can't choose anything but SQLite.

Can anyone help me out. Other than that, everything seems to work fine for it.
Old 02-02-2006, 01:49 PM   #2
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without wanting to be flippant, maybe you have two versions of amarok installed? I can imagine that if you used a package manager before the binary ended up in /usr/bin and your compiled version in /usr/local/bin? (stupid suggestion, I know)

Other than that, isn't it easier to add the freshrpms and atrpms repos to yum and install it that way? Because I know mysql support works fine in those binaries.

And my final thought, maybe you ran Amarok before (with only sqlite support) and some stupid setting is being remembered? I dunno if amarok stores settings globally but try running the newly compiled version from a different user account?


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