Bug #30624 Syntax error in mysqld_safe script
Submitted: 24 Aug 2007 14:57 Modified: 9 Oct 2007 18:13
Reporter: Jonathan Perkin Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Command-line Clients Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.1.21-beta OS:Any
Assigned to: Jonathan Perkin CPU Architecture:Any

[24 Aug 2007 14:57] Jonathan Perkin
A recent mysqld_safe update missed a change, resulting in a syntax error in the script.  set -x output:

+ [ -eq 0 ]
/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld_safe: test: argument expected

This is caused by $syslog still being used after the rest were renamed $want_syslog

As a side note, the problem only manifests itself either if the current user can write to / or $USER is set to "root".

How to repeat:
Run the mysqld_safe script.
[24 Aug 2007 15:01] Jonathan Perkin
The patch in http://lists.mysql.com/commits/33032 solves this problem.
[13 Sep 2007 22:59] 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@1.2602, 2007-09-14 00:59:22+02:00, joerg@trift2. +1 -0
      Copy a fix by jperkin for bug#30624 into the 5.1.22 build tree.
[26 Sep 2007 13:21] Bugs System
Pushed into 5.1.23-beta
[5 Oct 2007 17:57] Bugs System
Pushed into 5.1.23-beta
[9 Oct 2007 18:13] Paul DuBois
Noted in 5.1.23 changelog.

The mysqld_safe script had a syntax error in a test operation.
[10 Oct 2007 10:08] Jon Stephens
Also documented in mysql-5.1.22-ndb-6.2.7 changelog.
[15 Oct 2007 17:57] Jon Stephens
Also documented in mysql-5.1.22-ndb-6.3.4 changelog (already closed).