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Why does South migration 4 failed?

I'm new to askbot. Trying to set up askbot 0.6.79 with MySQL. When running python migrate askbot, at for 0040_delete_old_tag_filter_strategies. I'm getting this error:

.../MySQLdb/", line 36, in defaulterrorhandler _mysql_exceptions.OperationalError: (1214, "The used table type doesn't support FULLTEXT indexes")

What's wrong?

codedigger's avatar
updated 2011-04-26 13:56:28 -0500, asked 2011-04-26 12:46:26 -0500
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It is migration 40, the last one. In this case django runs migrations as one transaction, since one of the migrations failed, the whole transaction fails, therefore it reports an error on transaction 40.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-04-26 14:08:40 -0500) edit
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Askbot will only work with MyISAM storage engine of MySQL, because it is the only one that supports full text search, looks like the engine you are using currently is different (probably InnoDB).

If at all possible - please use postgresql, it is much better.

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2011-04-26 13:37:27 -0500
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Ah, thanks for the quick response. What if I have a Django site already using MySQL InnoDB with 100+ tables? Should I keep askbot in a different db, or you still strongly recommend I migrate the whole db to Postgre?
codedigger's avatar codedigger (2011-04-26 13:59:40 -0500) edit
It will be better to migrate to postgres, if your existing site will work with postgresql. Is it possible?
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-04-26 14:03:55 -0500) edit
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