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MySQL 8.0.17 and Drupal 8.7

From Drupal’s website, we can see that now the support of MySQL 8 is ready. I just tested it and it works great ! The only restriction is related to PHP and the support for the new authentication method in php-mysqlnd. In this previous post, I was happy because it was included in PHP 7.2.8, but this has been reverted … Read More


Perl & MySQL 8.0

If you just migrated to MySQL 8.0, you may have seen that the default authentication plugin has been changed to a more secure one: caching_sha2_password and I’ve already written some articles about it. Now let’s discover how Perl users can deal with MySQL 8.0.


Innotop for MySQL 8.0

Recently, I did some maintenance on Innotop and I merged several pull requests including one to support MySQL 8.0 (thank you yoku0825 for the contribution). As you know, Innotop is written in Perl and to be able to use it with MySQL 8.0, you need to have Perl DBD for MySQL compatible with MySQL 8.0 too (a driver that support … Read More


sysbench for MySQL 8.0

Alexey made this amazing tool that the majority of MySQL DBAs are using, but if you use sysbench provided with your GNU/Linux distribution or its repository on packagecloud.io you won’t be able to use it with the new default authentication plugin in MySQL 8.0 (caching_sha2_password). This is because most of the sysbench binaries are compiled with the MySQL 5.7 client … Read More


PHP 7.2.8 & MySQL 8.0

A good news for all PHP CMS users like Drupal and Joomla!, PHP 7.2.8 (available on Remi’s repo for those using rpms) supports the new MySQL 8.0 default authentication plugin ‘caching_sha2_password‘ ! So, I’ve installed PHP 7.2.8: And I’ve my user (here joomla) uses the caching_sha2_password: I give acces those this user to SELECT in mysql.user table: Now let’s share … Read More


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