Bug #29716 mysql_install_db refers to the (obsolete) mysqlbug script during installation
Submitted: 11 Jul 2007 8:50 Modified: 14 Dec 2013 12:46
Reporter: Lenz Grimmer Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Installing Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.0.45, 5.1.20 OS:Any
Assigned to: Kent Boortz CPU Architecture:Any

[11 Jul 2007 8:50] Lenz Grimmer
During the Linux RPM installation, mysql_install_db is being called as part of the installation process, but this observation applies to mysql_install_db in general.

mysql_install_db prints out the following comment:

"Please report any problems with the /usr/bin/mysqlbug script!"

The mysqlbug script sends bug report to bugs@lists.mysql.com. However, our preferred method of receiving but reports nowadays is by filing them via this bug database http://bugs.mysql.com/ - we should consider updating the text in mysql_install_db (and any other location that still refers to mysqlbug)

How to repeat:
Run mysql_install_db, observe the reference to the (obsolete) mysqlbug script

Suggested fix:
Replace all references to mysqlbug with a link to http://bugs.mysql.com instead

Alternatively, modify the mysqlbug script so it files a bug report via the bugs database instead of sending an email.
[11 Jul 2007 10:20] Sveta Smirnova
Thank you for the report.

Verified as described.
[3 Jan 2008 12:29] 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:


ChangeSet@1.2590, 2008-01-03 12:29:44+00:00, jperkin@chorlton.adsl.perkin.org.uk +1 -0
  Refer to http://bugs.mysql.com/ instead of the obsolete mysqlbug script,
  fixing bug#29716.
[9 Jan 2008 19:03] 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:


ChangeSet@1.2591, 2008-01-09 19:02:57+00:00, jperkin@chorlton.adsl.perkin.org.uk +3 -0
  Further changes for bug#29716, add mysql_print_envinfo to dump
  information about the installation, to be used when submitting
  bug reports.
[14 Apr 2008 18:14] Joerg Bruehe
Both changesets are ok.

I have not checked the new tool "scripts/mysql_print_envinfo.sh" in detail,
but I trust it is a copy-paste of the relevant parts of "mysqlbug" which it is to replace.

However, it needs to be added to "make_binary_distribution" and to the RPM spec files in order to get distributed ...

With these parts added, the changes are approved and "ok to push".
[11 Jul 2013 10:31] Hartmut Holzgraefe
Still the same in 5.6.12:

mysql-5.6.12 > grepfind -n "Please report any problems"
./scripts/mysql_install_db.pl.in:841:           "Please report any problems with the " . '@scriptdir@' . "/mysqlbug script!",
./scripts/mysql_install_db.sh:481:  echo "Please report any problems with the $scriptdir/mysqlbug script!"
[23 Jul 2013 12:26] Lenz Grimmer
Looks like the ChangeSet commited by Jonathan (http://lists.mysql.com/commits/40505) never made it into the tree?
[10 Dec 2013 6:25] Daniƫl van Eeden
A related bug: Bug #68742
[14 Dec 2013 12:46] Kent Boortz
mysql_install_db, both shell and Perl version, now references
to http://bugs.mysql.com/ for filing bug reports

This will be corrected in 5.5.36, 5.6.16 and 5.7.4
[14 Jan 2014 18:16] Paul DuBois
Noted in 5.5.36, 5.6.16, 5.7.4 changelogs.

mysql_install_db referred to the obsolete mysqlbug script for
reporting problems. It now refers to http://bugs.mysql.com/ 
[2 Feb 2014 17:41] Laurynas Biveinis
5.5$ bzr log -r 4560
revno: 4560
committer: Kent Boortz <kent.boortz@oracle.com>
branch nick: mysql-5.5
timestamp: Sat 2013-12-14 13:05:36 +0100
  Bug#68742 : Bug#16530527 : OBSOLETE BUGREPORT ADDRESSES