Soren Harward on 29 Mar 2014 12:16:45 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] MySQL 3

I haven't been able to find a LiveCD that's that old, but I bet you
could install RedHat 9 in a VM:

On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 10:10 AM, Aaron Mulder
<> wrote:
> I just came across some MySQL .frm .ISM .ISD files from circa 2000.
> I'd like to load them up and produce a dump that I can load into a
> modern version of MySQL to explore.
> I believe, based on a little Googling, that MySQL 3.23.x would be the
> way to go.  But I don't have a machine or OS from that era, and I
> pretty much assume it would not be worth the effort to get it to
> compile on a modern platform.  I'm guessing loading up an old distro
> that includes it would be easier.
> Any suggestions for how to get a MySQL 3.23 environment up and
> running?  It would be especially helpful if there was a LiveCD or
> something I could install easily into a VM.  All I need is five
> minutes of MySQL 3.23 to put my files in place and run a dump.  (It's
> a small database, so speed or capacity is not a concern.)
> Thanks,
>        Aaron
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