MariaDB mysql server addon

  • Would anyone use MariaDB mysql server addon to use it with Kodi? It is more lightweight than LAMP.

    I can build it on request just let me know for which image.

    Better support for Amlogic devices: use CoreELEC

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  • vpeter .. IMHO it would make a good standard add-on for the LE repo.

    Would it? Isn't docker the standard for this? :/


    Will send PR then to properly fix all building files.


    porkchop999: service.mariadb-9.0.100-generic.x86_64.zip

    Better support for Amlogic devices: use CoreELEC

    Blu-ray Disc Java menus support - forum thread, Github

    my lamp addon (unofficial/community with limited support)
    my touchscreen support and instructions by Grruhn (now touchscreen addon exists in repository)

  • IMHO docker is the right option for people who want to load up on NAS apps (which appears to be the case sometimes) but for a basic home sharing setup where MariaDB is the only server app required I see no harm having it as a native add-on. The only thing that surprises me is that it's taken so long before someone did the work for the add-on :)

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  • Would anyone use MariaDB mysql server addon to use it with Kodi?

    Perhaps this is a long stretch, but is it possible to do an add-on version for the Raspberry Pi 2/3 LibreELEC build?

    The Generic version is the first expected version, but running an SQL server on a low-powered device would have its benefits as well.


    I already tried Raspbian + MariaDB on a bootable external USB houding with a SSD inside on a RPi3B+, and it did okay.

    I imagine that setting up LibreELEC with a MariaDB server addon would be even easier..?


    So, pretty please? :blush:

  • Geez.. Haven't even had a chance to try it, hehe. It's on the weekend menu now.

  • Right... After midnight, so it is weekend. :)


    vpeter : I installed the MariaDB on a RPi3B+ from the LibreELEC repository. It installed all okay.

    A question, though... what is the password for the database user 'root'? If any?

    Is the user 'kodi' already created in the MariaDB database? Because without root access, I can also not create new users and their privileges.


    I take it that MariaDB also prevents outside access by default. and accepts only local clients?

  • I take it that MariaDB also prevents outside access by default. and accepts only local clients?

    It shouldnt be. You could try use actual IP instead localhost (if you testing localhost), but from my test a few days before (not tested lately changes in code/polishing random passwd etc), if correctly installed, it could be accessed from the same machine and from other on LAN also.

    6x Odroid C2 + CoreELEC 9.0.1; 6x RPi2 + LibreELEC 9.0.1; 3x Win7 Kodi 18.1 + vPeter's mariaDB plugin as Library DB

  • Klojum look at add-on config/option .. the root password is auto-generated and visible there (along with the Kodi user).

    There is only one small problem with that: I don't have or see the add-on's config option. No add-on icon for the MariaDB server in the Program Add-ons section of Kodi. Already rebooted the RPi3B+, but nothing has popped up unless I'm looking in the wrong places.