Bug #15759 MySQL 5.0.16 doesn't include the help tables properly on Windows
Submitted: 14 Dec 2005 22:10 Modified: 24 Jan 2006 15:54
Reporter: Tobias Asplund Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: Packaging Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:5.0.16 OS:Microsoft Windows (windows)
Assigned to: Paul Dubois

[14 Dec 2005 22:10] Tobias Asplund
Description:
The mysql installer doesn't seem to include the help tables in the mysql database as of 5.0.16

tested the normal installer, but not the essential package.

How to repeat:
C:\>mysql
Enter password: ****
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 6 to server version: 5.0.16-nt

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer.

mysql> help select

Nothing found
Please try to run 'help contents' for a list of all accessible topics

mysql>
[12 Jan 2006 16:15] Miguel Solorzano
See bug:

http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=16457

For MAC.
[18 Jan 2006 19:03] Lenz Grimmer
It was an error in the Bootstrap script that includes the fill_help_tables.sql file into the source distribution (by downloading it from the documentation server). This has now been resolved and will be fixed for 5.0.19. It only affected the 5.0.x builds.
[20 Jan 2006 1:40] Paul Dubois
Noted in 5.0.19 changelog.

          <filename>file_help_tables.sql</filename> was not included in
          binary distributions for several platforms. (Bug #15759)
[24 Jan 2006 13:37] Lenz Grimmer
Actually, the correct file name is "fill_help_tables.sql" - can you please fix
the changelog in the manual?
[24 Jan 2006 15:54] Paul Dubois
Fixed, thanks.
[28 Jan 2013 4:12] Andre Barros
My version is 5.5.27 and it appears to have the same problem:

Description:
The help contents doesn't appear when you type 'mysql> help contents'. 
This message appears:

Nothing found
Please try to run 'help contents' for a list of all accessible topics