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[1.0.X] Fixed #8964 -- Added a note that MyISAM may not necessarily b…

…e the default

storage engine for MySQL. Some packagers seem to like causing confusion.

Backport of r9143 from trunk.


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@@ -50,8 +50,8 @@ Storage engines
MySQL has several `storage engines`_ (previously called table types). You can
change the default storage engine in the server configuration.
-The default engine is MyISAM_. The main drawback of MyISAM is that it doesn't
-currently support transactions or foreign keys. On the plus side, it's
+The default engine is MyISAM_ [#]_. The main drawback of MyISAM is that it
+doesn't currently support transactions or foreign keys. On the plus side, it's
currently the only engine that supports full-text indexing and searching.
The InnoDB_ engine is fully transactional and supports foreign key references.
@@ -70,6 +70,10 @@ For now, InnoDB is probably your best choice.
.. _SolidDB: http://forge.mysql.com/projects/project.php?id=139
.. _Falcon: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/falcon/en/index.html
+.. [#] Unless this was changed by the packager of your MySQL package. We've
+ had reports that the Windows Community Server installer sets up InnoDB as
+ the default storage engine, for example.
+
MySQLdb
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