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Re: noinstall package for MariaDB


Thanks Vladislav.
If I get you right, I should copy & paste the directories EXCEPT the data directory.
Is that correct? 
I am using Windows at present, but going to switch over to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS soon. :-)
Can you pl. share the mariadb download url for linux?

-- Vineet

--- On Thu, 24/1/13, Vladislav Vaintroub <wlad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
From: Vladislav Vaintroub <wlad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Maria-discuss] noinstall package for MariaDB
To: "'Vineet Deodhar'" <d_vineet@xxxxxxxxx>, maria-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thursday, 24 January, 2013, 13:32

>Is there any way to use MariaDB without installing? (Maybe replace MySQL folder containing the binaries with MariaDB folder? 
Yes , and yes .  
 Caveat : If you're going to replace MySQL, don't copy over the 'data' folder from the zip, it would remove existing users and stored procedures  since it replaces mysql.user and mysql.proc tables with fresh empty onces.

>If yes, from where to get the noinstall folder for MariaDB?)

>From downloads.mariadb.org 
For example, for the latest 5.5 version  https://downloads.mariadb.org/mariadb/5.5.28a/ ; has  2 ZIPs , for 32 or 64 bit (because you say "folder", rather than "directory", I assume you're looking for Windows versions)