Bug #15151 missing fill_help_tables.sql
Submitted: 22 Nov 2005 21:21 Modified: 4 Jan 2006 21:22
Reporter: Francesco Riosa Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Packaging Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:5.0.16, 17, and 18 OS:Any (all)
Assigned to: Joerg Bruehe CPU Architecture:Any

[22 Nov 2005 21:21] Francesco Riosa
fill_help_tables.sql contain only the following 

-- fill_help_tables.sql - this file is a placeholder to satisfy build dependencies -
-- it will be replaced with the appropriate content by the Boostrap script that
-- creates the official source distribution.

look like the bootstrap script where looking elsewhere ;-)

How to repeat:
download "mysql-5.0.16.tar.gz"
[22 Nov 2005 21:55] MySQL Verification Team
Thank you for the bug report.
[30 Dec 2005 20:45] [ name withheld ]
This has not been fixed in 5.0.17 or 5.0.18.  Is there a way to download just this file without installing the bitkeeper client?  I have the 5.0.7-beta version of this file--how inaccurate would that version be?
[30 Dec 2005 23:39] Kent Boortz
fill_help_tables.sql (4.1 version)

Attachment: fill_help_tables.sql-4.1.gz (application/x-gzip, text), 64.21 KiB.

[30 Dec 2005 23:40] Kent Boortz
fill_help_tables.sql (5.0 version)

Attachment: fill_help_tables.sql-5.0.gz (application/x-gzip, text), 80.17 KiB.

[30 Dec 2005 23:40] Kent Boortz
fill_help_tables.sql (5.1 version)

Attachment: fill_help_tables.sql-5.1.gz (application/x-gzip, text), 80.50 KiB.

[3 Jan 2006 11:58] Lenz Grimmer
Short hint on how to create the help tables using these files:

- download the appropriate help table file for your version
- decompress it using "gunzip fill_help_tables.sql-5.0.gz"
- pipe it into the mysql client: "mysql -u root -p <password> mysql < fill_help_tables.sql-5.0"
[3 Jan 2006 12:00] Lenz Grimmer
Joerg, the Bootstrap script was now fixed - can you please double check this during the next 5.0 Bootstrap run and close this bug, once you verified that it works now? Thanks!
[3 Jan 2006 18:53] Joerg Bruehe
Fix by Kent is effective, source package now contains a "real" 
fill_help_tables.sql: 358,978 byte.

Will take effect for 5.0.17a and 5.0.19;
bug is still present in 5.0.18.
[4 Jan 2006 21:22] Mike Hillyer
Added changelog entry to 5.0.19 changelog:

        <para>Tarball install package was missing a proper
          <filename>fill_help_tables.sql</filename> file. (Bug #15151)</para>
[6 Jan 2006 19:53] Markus Popp
This also applies to the .zip file of the Windows installation. Has it been fixed there, too (see bug report http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=16117)?