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aikempshall 01-27-2019 02:49 AM

Over the years I've been using mysql-connector-java to connect to mysql and subsequently mariadb.

I've always obtained it from slackbuilds.

It appears to be no longer there.

What's the story? Is it out of favour?


ponce 01-27-2019 02:58 AM

aikempshall 01-27-2019 03:24 AM

Hmm, so it was removed in December 2013.

I wonder where I acquired 8.0.12 from. I thought I got it from Slackbuilds in November 2018.

So all that's wrong with it is that there's no maintainer.

If it goes wrong or needs upgrading I have to sort it out myself. If I do that I should really share it with the rest of the community.


aikempshall 03-08-2019 09:06 AM

I've been using the mysql-connector-java-8.0.12 and have found out in the last week that it's buggy. Playing havoc with dates in my database.

The LibreOffice developers pointed out that the mysql-connector-java-8.0.12 was buggy. They suggested I use the mariadb connector instead. Couldn't get it to work possibly because the instructions are so terse.

Anyway reverted back to mysql-connector-java-5.1.39 which is better. Though, wish I could remember why I upgraded to mysql-connector-java-8.0.12 in the first place.

aikempshall 03-08-2019 11:55 AM

In the end I used mariadb-java-client-2.2.3.jar and org.mariadb.jdbc.Driver

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