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Request #45317 Disable mysqlnd in core if mysql is not required
Submitted: 2008-06-19 15:27 UTC Modified: 2015-06-09 18:28 UTC
Avg. Score:3.9 ± 0.9
Reproduced:7 of 7 (100.0%)
Same Version:2 (28.6%)
Same OS:5 (71.4%)
From: lester at lsces dot co dot uk Assigned:
Status: Open Package: *Configuration Issues
PHP Version: 5.3CVS-2008-06-19 (snap) OS: Windows
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2008-06-19 15:27 UTC] lester at lsces dot co dot uk
It was understood that mysqlnd would not be enabled by default in 5.3. As far as I am aware it is only required if MySQL is being used and many sites nowadays use many of the other alternatives, so enabling a third database should not be forced on us. SQLite is the built in default and a second database should be our own choice. 


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 [2011-01-01 23:48 UTC]
-Package: Feature/Change Request +Package: Windows Installer
 [2015-06-09 18:28 UTC]
-Package: Windows Installer +Package: *Configuration Issues
 [2015-06-09 18:28 UTC]
Time flies, and there are no more Windows installers (.msi)
delivered anymore; therefore I'm changing the package to
configuration issues.

Anyhow, as of PHP 5.3 the MySQL Native Driver is enabled by
default on Windows. As I understand it, this is done because
mysqlnd can't be built as DLL, so enabling/disabling it requires
building of PHP. Many developers require the driver, so it makes
sense to enable it by default. For those who don't, the overhead
seems to be bearable.
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