Bug #26571 Different format specifiers in errmsg.txt
Submitted: 22 Feb 2007 15:40 Modified: 13 Mar 2007 19:14
Reporter: Magnus Blåudd Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: General Severity:S1 (Critical)
Version:5.0.36 OS:Any (all)
Assigned to: Magnus Blåudd CPU Architecture:Any

[22 Feb 2007 15:40] Magnus Blåudd
Description:
While working on another bug I found mismatch between the format specifiers for different transalations of the same error message.

This can potentially crash the server if an error occurs that passes two integers but the format specifiers says tow strings.

Ex:
nla "Kan file '%-.200s' niet aanmaken (Errcode: %s)"
eng "Can't create file '%-.200s' (errno: %d)"

When running this server with deutch translations it will most likely crash when printing the erorr messages.

In addition to this, there was a large number of cases where the english translation has "%-.200s' while the other transalation where still at "%-.64s" or the other way around where the translator had been "smart" and added that max length parameter whil it was not in the english version. This is probably not as serisous but it will not look good it for example paths are truncated differenttly denpendgin on translation.

How to repeat:
Check errmsg.txt

Suggested fix:
I have added a check for this in comp_err.c our tool that "compiles" errmsg.txt into the language files used by mysqld.
[22 Feb 2007 15:42] Bugs System
A patch for this bug has been committed. After review, it may
be pushed to the relevant source trees for release in the next
version. You can access the patch from:

  http://lists.mysql.com/commits/20377

ChangeSet@1.2414, 2007-02-22 16:41:51+01:00, msvensson@pilot.blaudden +3 -0
  Bug #26571  	Different format specifiers in errmsg.txt
  - Add check of format specifiers in error message strings
  - Update error message text accordingly to be equal between all translations
[8 Mar 2007 21:32] Timothy Smith
pushed to 5.0.38, 5.1.17
[13 Mar 2007 19:14] Paul Dubois
Noted in 5.0.38, 5.1.17 changelogs.

In some error messages, inconsistent format specifiers were used for
the translations in different languages. comp_err (the error message
compiler) now checks for mismatches.