Bug #3217 World sample database out of date
Submitted: 18 Mar 2004 2:23 Modified: 18 Mar 2004 9:35
Reporter: [ name withheld ] Email Updates:
Status: Won't fix Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version: OS:
Assigned to: Paul Dubois CPU Architecture:Any
Triage: D4 (Minor)

[18 Mar 2004 2:23] [ name withheld ]
Description:
The world sample database is out of date.

How to repeat:
Download http://www.mysql.com/get/Downloads/Manual/world.sql.gz/from/pick and find some inaccuracies.

Suggested fix:
Oganize regular updating by having couple of persons, who are responsible for their region or country. CVS access or a web interface may be good for doing this.
[18 Mar 2004 9:35] Paul Dubois
Hi, thanks for your request.

The world database is obtained from another
source, so we don't control its content. In any case,
its intended only as a source of examples (that is, a
dataset to play with), not as the most up-to-date
authoritative information available.
[18 Mar 2004 10:58] [ name withheld ]
Where is it from?

Just thought if people are looking at those names and numbers, they may subconsciously remember outdated and/or wrong information.
[18 Mar 2004 11:12] Paul Dubois
Hi, it's from Statistics Finland:

http://www.stat.fi/worldinfigures