I frequently use chef database cookbook and it is being deprecated doesn't receive any updates. They even disabled issues on the github so it is not possible to check if any issues I encounter have been discussed and possible solutions were proposed. The deprecation notice says that functionality of this cookbook is supposed to be moved to individual database cookbooks but this still isn't implemented, at least for MySQL. Is there any alternatives to this cookbook or I'm just stuck with creating another fork alongside hundreds of others?
If what you are looking for is a chef cookbook to manage MySQL, I would recommend checking this It is an officially maintained cookbook. Keep in mind that:
This cookbook is concerned with the "MySQL Community Server", particularly those shipped with F/OSS Unix and Linux distributions. It does not address forks or value-added repackaged MySQL distributions like MariaDB or Percona.
I hope this could help.
MariaDB cookbook added support for
mariadb_user resources in the version 1.5.4 released on May 25 2018.