Selecting the database engine¶
To select a database server, run getlino configure with option
--db-engine. This option has currently three choices: mysql, postgresql or
sqlite3. The default value is either mysql (when running as root) or sqlite3
otherwise. mysql will install either mariadb (Debian) or mysql (Ubuntu).
For mysql and postgresql you may additionally specify a db-port, a db-user and db-password.
Shared database user
The db-user and db-password will not be used directly, but they will be stored
as the default values for all subsequent calls to
--db-user is empty,
getlino startsite will create a new user for each
new site. If it is not empty, all sites will share the same database username.
The latter is less secure but convenient on a server having all sites owned by a
same site operator.
On a server with a shared database user you must also specify a
getlino startsite run will
install the Python packages required by the selected db-engine into the site's virtualenv.
create a database named PRJNAME
create a user PRJNAME with a password and grant all privileges to that user
installcommand to install additional dynamic dependencies.
If you run
getlino startsite with a given database engine and then
manually change the
DATABASES setting of your site, you must yourself
care about installing the corresponding Python package. Lino's
command cannot automatically install the Python package for the database engine.
This is explicitly done by