Bug #27889 5.11.5. Server Log Maintenance should mention expire_logs_days
Submitted: 17 Apr 2007 15:40 Modified: 2 May 2007 18:08
Reporter: Baron Schwartz (Basic Quality Contributor) Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:Any OS:Any
Assigned to: Paul Dubois CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: binlog, replication
Triage: D4 (Minor)

[17 Apr 2007 15:40] Baron Schwartz
Description:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/log-file-maintenance.html gives the impression that you must manually purge binlogs, but the expire_logs_days system variable can do this for you.  (Perhaps other logs, like the slow query log etc, must be rotated and purged by external scripts, but at least this one would not have to be).

How to repeat:
Doc bug

Suggested fix:
The paragraph at the end of http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/purge-master-logs.html is a good explanation.
[17 Apr 2007 16:17] Miguel Solorzano
Thank you for the bug report.
[2 May 2007 18:08] Paul Dubois
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been addressed in the documentation. The updated documentation will appear on our website shortly, and will be included in the next release of the relevant products.