[arch-dev-public] Mysql update

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Tue Mar 24 10:15:21 EDT 2009

Douglas Soares de Andrade schrieb:
>> Just a little question about this. You compiled with "--with-charset=latin1
>> -- with-collation=latin1_general_ci" Is there a reason for doing so? I
>> wonder if utf8 might be better but I am not sure if that would break
>> compatibility.
> Hi Pierre,
> Sometime ago, when i started to work in the mysql update, i was going to use 
> utf8, but, talking to Jan, he pointed some cases where this could break 
> existing databases, so i had to maintain latin-1 as the default encoding.

You can still choose the collation on a per-database basis, so this 
shouldn't hurt anyone!

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