View Full Version : [ubuntu] Running IPv6. Does MySQL need to support IPv6 if I'm only using a local database?

February 4th, 2012, 04:17 PM

I'm running IPv6 in an internal network. I'm trying to setup a LAMP server, but it turns out the repos for MySQL are really old and don't support IPv6.

Apache, PHP, and everything else is running IPv6 just fine, but MySQL is not. Can I simply have websites connect to MySQL through localhost? Does MySQL need to support IPv6 long as I'm only using local databases?

I've been having some problems getting SQL dependent web platforms to run properly, and wondering if this is the cause. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!