Using MySQL on (headless) Linux

Ben Rubinstein benr_mc at
Wed Feb 3 04:50:41 EST 2021

Yes sorry Richard et al for confusion.

I was using LC standard on a headless Linux machine, i.e. launching the IDE 
but with -ui. It worked fine and ran my stack OK, until it tried to access a 
database. At that point I listened to advice and made a minimal standalone 
configured as a launcher - and built with the necessary libraries - and all 
was right with the world.

At no point was I using LC Server (for whatever reason).

Thanks to everyone who helped me!


On 03/02/2021 07:01, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote:
> On 2021-02-03 00:31, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote:
>> As for my post, it was a question in reply to Mark Waddingham's note
>> about how only standalones can be expected to use externals.  That is,
>> at least as I read it.
> Mark said nothing of the sort :)
> LC Server had already been ruled out (for whatever reason) in an earlier part 
> of the thread so I was just advising on how to solve Ben's issue of wanting a 
> non-server engine that can be run in -ui mode which has dependencies.
> Warmest Regards,
> Mark.

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