Subject: MySQL on NetBSD/Alpha (WAS: 3000/600)
To: None <>
From: Tom Haapanen <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/02/2000 13:48:43
Rik van Mierlo wrote:
> I don't really need MySQL on the Alpha, because it works ok our
> FreeBSD/i386 server, but on the Alpha the connection to the database is
> dropped when I use a SELECT statement with SUM in it. Earlier today I
> got a floating point exception as error, but I haven't been able to
> reproduce it, now all I get is "Lost connection to MySQL server during
> query". The machine is a 3000/400, running NetBSD-current. MySQL is from
> the ports collection. 

> I don't know whether anybody else has had the same problem, but it has
> kept me from seriously using MySQL with NetBSD/alpha.

MySQL has some significant problems running on NetBSD/Alpha -- it'll die,
for example, almost immediately when running the Perl Mysql test suite.  It
appears that this is actually not a NetBSD-specific issue, though, and,
rather, related to MySQL on 64-bit machines.  Sigh.

Our web site ( was exclusively NetBSD/Alpha, but
eventually we gave up and bought a Celeron box to run MySQL on NetBSD/i386.

Tom Haapanen