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Installation Docs for Various MariaDB Package Types


Changing the subject and cc'ing the maria-docs list because this is
a docs topic.

On Thu, 5 May 2011 13:56:36 +0300
Michael Widenius <monty@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Monty> Daniel, is it possible to for each binary on the
Monty> http://downloads.askmonty.org/mariadb/5.2/ add a new link
Monty> 'install instructions' (unique for each type of binary).
Monty> I think that without this, windows user installing the .zip
Monty> file or unix users installing tar files may have problems...

Yes, we can add a link to the downloads page. We already have the
ability to add a blurb or comment to individual files in the downloads
system, but I want to reserve this ability for times when there's
something out of the ordinary about a file that we need to make sure to
point out. If we always have comments on each file in the download
system, people might miss it when we have something important to say
about a particular file. So instead of doing that, I'd like to add a new
"Installation Instructions" or a similarly named column to the download
list. I'll work with Bryan to get it added.

We have instructions in the KB for most of the various file types. Here
are the links to existing installation instructions:


Missing on the above list are instructions for installing RPMs and the
Windows .zip packages. Any volunteers to write up some installation
instructions for these?


Daniel Bartholomew
MariaDB - http://mariadb.org
Monty Program - http://montyprogram.com
AskMonty Knowledgebase - http://kb.askmonty.org

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