Yes, I had a slip of the mind. The engine that was not supported by the
install is the Federated engine. I apologize, I had a blind spot. The
"SHOW ENGINES" command lists FEDERATED but has NO in the Support column.
The question, though, is how does one add an unsupported engine to an RPM
install? Is it possible? Otherwise I have to either compile from source or
upgrade to a version that I hope will have it.
On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:08 PM, Baron Schwartz <baron@stripped> wrote:
> Where on earth did you get an RPM that doesn't have InnoDB support? I
> find this unlikely. I think it is more likely that you have some
> configuration error that's causing InnoDB to disable itself on start.
> How do you know InnoDB isn't supported? And by "isn't supported" I
> mean "isn't compiled into mysqld".
> Per your commend that InnoDB wasn't installed with mysqld -- it is not
> separate. It's built into the /usr/sbin/mysqld binary (or whatever
> that is on your system). For example, look at this:
> strings /usr/sbin/mysqld | grep -i innodb
> If you see a bunch of lines starting with "InnoDB: blah blah", you
> have a binary that includes InnoDB, and it's just disabled for some
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 6:58 PM, Jim Lyons <jlyons4435@stripped> wrote:
> > Sorry, but I'm resending because I made a mistake in terminology and want
> > be clear. The problem isn't that innodb is "DISABLED" on the database.
> > innodb engine is not supported by the database.
> > We have 5.0.22 installed on a test machine and for some reason the innodb
> > storage engine was not installed with it. We install from RPMs so I'm
> > sure how to install the storage engine. If we compiled ourselves, we'd
> > recompile but that's not an option.
> > Does anyone know how to install a storage engine once mysql's been
> > by an RPM? How does one make the selections in the first place with
> > We've always just taken what we got and it was sufficient.
> > Thanks,
> > Jim
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