Bug #34261 Maria preview is packaged 'recursively'
Submitted: 3 Feb 2008 14:11 Modified: 4 Feb 2008 9:55
Reporter: Peter Laursen (Basic Quality Contributor) Email Updates:
Status: Can't repeat Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Maria storage engine Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.1.23 maria preview OS:Microsoft Windows
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: qc

[3 Feb 2008 14:11] Peter Laursen
It seems that the windows binary of this server version is packaged like a 'chinese box' with a redundant copy inside ...

How to repeat:
see image after unzipping (using the unzipper shipped with Windows Vista)
[3 Feb 2008 14:12] Peter Laursen
download archive unzipped

Attachment: maria.gif (image/gif, text), 107.77 KiB.

[3 Feb 2008 14:27] Peter Laursen
.. and I experience that it unzips *very slow* due to this! :-(
[3 Feb 2008 15:07] Peter Laursen
after waiting for almost 2 hours (it's is a 2*2 Ghz processor!) I realized that I could just cancel the unzip proces, as the 'outer recursion' had finished unzipping.

Next I simply deleted everything that was allready unzipped from the 'inner recursion', replaced the complete folder with my existing 5.1 installation, edited the my.medium_ini and renamed to my.ini (server refused to start with old my.ini).  And everything works as expected!

This is an ANNOYING lack of basic QA (file control)!
Such issues will not encourage users to test this build!
[3 Feb 2008 16:11] Guilhem Bichot
Under Linux, using 'unzip', this zip file unzips in 4 seconds and shows no recursive content. We should test again using Windows' built-in unzipper.
[3 Feb 2008 16:19] Peter Laursen
yes .. please consider archives distributed!

zip-archives for Windows from MySQL AB are often very slow to unpack!  
(packages distributed as .msi are not!)

Windows packages should be built on Windows basically I think!

But I think also the Windows unzipper on Vista is in particular slow!  However I tried some freeware GUI zip programs too .. and that also took a lot of time!
[4 Feb 2008 9:55] Sveta Smirnova
Thank you for the report.

I can not repeat problems with layout on my 32-bit Vista. Although extracting works quite slow, but I don't think this is a bug of zip package.