Bug #34159 mysql_install_db fails with sql_mode=TRADITIONAL
Submitted: 30 Jan 2008 6:45 Modified: 12 Aug 2008 19:20
Reporter: Cristian Gafton Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Installing Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.0.51, 5.0.66a OS:Any
Assigned to: Davi Arnaut CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: regression

[30 Jan 2008 6:45] Cristian Gafton
When /etc/my.cnf is configured with sql_mode=TRADITIONAL, the mysql_install_db scripts fail because the user table in mysql_system_tables.sql has a few columns with columns that do not have default values:

ssl_cipher BLOB NOT NULL, x509_issuer BLOB NOT NULL, x509_subject BLOB NOT NULL,

How to repeat:
1. Enable sql_mode = TRADITIONAL in [mysqld] section of /etc/my.cnf.
2. Run mysql_install_db:

/usr/bin/mysql_install_db --user=mysql
Installing MySQL system tables...
ERROR: 1364  Field 'ssl_cipher' doesn't have a default value
080130  1:44:31 [ERROR] Aborting

080130  1:44:31 [Note] /usr/sbin/mysqld: Shutdown complete

Installation of system tables failed!

Suggested fix:
mysql_system_tables.sql should be syntactically correct in TRADITIONAL mode.
[30 Jan 2008 7:07] Cristian Gafton
Patching the mysql_system_tables.sql file to add a default value for the ssl_cipher column, to address the complaint, there is a new error popping up:

ERROR: 1101  BLOB/TEXT column 'ssl_cipher' can't have a default value

So, if it doesn't have a default value, it complains because it doesn't have it. If it does' it complains because it has it.
[30 Jan 2008 7:36] Jonathan Smith
Note that this configuration is reported to work on 5.0.45, making this a regression.

rPath is tracking the issue at https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2188
[30 Jan 2008 9:08] MySQL Verification Team
Thank you for the bug report.

[miguel@mira dbs]$ cd mysql-5.0/
[miguel@mira mysql-5.0]$ scripts/mysql_install_db 
Installing MySQL system tables...
ERROR: 1364  Field 'ssl_cipher' doesn't have a default value
080130  7:05:56 [ERROR] Aborting

080130  7:05:56 [Note] /home/miguel/dbs/5.0/libexec/mysqld: Shutdown complete

Installation of system tables failed!
[5 Feb 2008 9:09] Jonathan Smith
Christian Gafton has posted a proposed fix at https://issues.rpath.com/secure/attachment/13218/mysql-5.0.51-traditional.patch
[13 Feb 2008 1:37] Omer Barnir
workaround: set the sql_mode to empty when running the script and set it to its original value after that
[11 Apr 2008 22:52] Martin Mokrejs
I have the problem with 5.0.56 on Linux i686 when running mysql_install_db. I worked around it by setting in /etc/mysql/my.cnf:

#sql_mode                       = STRICT_ALL_TABLES
sql_mode                        =
[31 Jul 2008 9:05] Georgi Kodinov
The fix is here : http://lists.mysql.com/commits/50754
[31 Jul 2008 9:59] Georgi Kodinov
Pushed to 5.0.67-community. Queued to 5.0-bugteam and up.
[31 Jul 2008 17:44] Paul DuBois
Noted in 5.0.67 changelog.

mysql_install_db failed if the server was running with a SQL mode of
TRADITIONAL. This program now resets the SQL mode internally to avoid
this problem.

Setting report to Patch Queued pending push of fix into other trees.
[7 Aug 2008 18:38] 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:


2744 Marc Alff	2008-08-07 [merge]
      Merge mysql-6.0-bugteam -> local bugfix branch
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[12 Aug 2008 17:22] Paul DuBois
Noted in 5.1.28, 6.0.7 changelogs.
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[12 Aug 2008 19:20] Paul DuBois
Noted in 5.0.68 changelog.
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