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Archlinux MySQL Workbench result grid


I run ArchLinux for a while and one of my key software is MySQL Workbench.
Unfortunately, I did not get it working for a while.
Dont worry, it's working now, and this is my attempt to collect the informations in order to try to know what happenned.

What did not work

Several week after having a base Archlinux installation working, I managed to install MySQL Workbench from AUR.

The software behaved correctly except the result grid never displayed: I just got a blank grid, but when switching to the edit form the data were there. Data have been correctly retrieved and can be edited, but the problem was on the result grid display.

It was version 6.1.6 at that time, arround the end of June 2014.
I recompiled "mysql-connector-c++", "ctemplates" before building mysql-workbench: no way, no result grid.

I even tried to compile Mysql Workbench development version (6.2 at that time) against AUR  "mysql-connector-c++", "ctemplates" but no way: no result grid.

As far as I really needed some GUI to manipulate MySQL, I used Squirrel.SQL.

What made it works

Some time later, on the Mysql Workbench AUR package comments, I noticed there was a bunch of upgrades: Mysql Workbench was 6.2.3, and there was a glib2 patch!
Wait.. glib2? This Glib2? Great, let's try it now!

I upgraded "glib2" via "pacman" (as I keep my system up to date, it was already the latest available), then rebuilt "mysql-connector-c++" and "ctemplates" (just to be safe), then rebuit "mysql-workbench".

Guess what? I finally got the result grid!

What was wrong?

To be honest, I did not find any related information either in the mysql-workbench nor the Glib2 release notes. I don't understand what was not compatible, what did not work together, what was conflicting?

I'm writing this blog post in order to try to collect information about what happened. SO, folks, if you ever know: please tell me!


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