MySQL Server 5.x Requirement Information
Present versions of NATS3, RSSdish, and CARMA do not require MySQL
5 or greater yet, but in the near future, Too Much Media will require all
NATS, RSSdish, and CARMA clients to upgrade to MySQL Server 5 or
greater. MySQL 5.0 offers many improved and additional features that
future software versions will use.
Important Settings and Features
The following settings ensuring your Too Much Media product works
MySQL server modes are almost all mutually exclusive, so setting one
MySQL mode disables all other modes. MySQL Server has three different
places to change settings: the my.cnf file (MySQL configuration file), the
start-up switches, and the current session settings (both globally
and for individual sessions).
Failure to turn ON unsigned subtraction causes potential problems with
financial calculations. It makes absurdly large numbers appear in place
of fairly small numbers.
Strict mode must be disabled for any Too Much Media product to function
correctly. If any of the following modes are enabled, they must be
disabled or removed: TRADITIONAL, STRICT_ALL_TABLES, or
STRICT_TRANS_TABLES. These settings alter how MySQL handles default data
types and null field values, which can adversely affect normal
operation. As stated above for NO_UNSIGNED_SUBTRACTION, if you remove
any pre-existing strict mode settings and make sure that
NO_UNSIGNED_SUBTRACTION is set.
You can check your current MySQL server mode by connecting to the MySQL
database and running the following queries:
Please Note: Too Much Media does not configure or support MySQL. Any issues
related to repairing, installing, or configuring any server related
component must be directed to your Host, Server Admin, or Server
Database Copy Errors
The following error, which sometimes occur when you copy your NATS
database from one server to another, means you didn't escape the MySQL
reserved word, cascade:
ERROR 1064 at line 678: You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check
the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right
syntax to use near 'cascade char(16) NOT NULL default '', siteid int(10) unsigned
Escape the word cascade with a high comma (`) in the SQL query.
Note: the high comma is also called a back-tic, and on US keyboards, it
is usually left of the number 1 key.