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:
Category:MySQL Server: Packaging Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:5.0.16 OS:Windows (windows)
Assigned to: Paul DuBois CPU Architecture:Any

[14 Dec 2005 22:10] Tobias Asplund
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:
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

[12 Jan 2006 16:15] MySQL Verification Team
See bug:


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:

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