Bug #35011 "configure" script missing from the binary tarball distributions
Submitted: 3 Mar 2008 19:45 Modified: 21 May 2008 21:12
Reporter: Lenz Grimmer Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:6.0.4 OS:Linux
Assigned to: Paul DuBois CPU Architecture:Any

[3 Mar 2008 19:45] Lenz Grimmer
I tested the internal 6.0.4 preview packages today and used the binary tarball distributions as the basis of my testing. At least the following packages seem to miss the usual "configure" script in the toplevel directory, which sets up and start the server:


There is, however, a script named "support-files/binary-configure", which is in fact the script I was looking for. However, it lacks the executable bits and thus can't be just called directly.

How to repeat:
Examine the content of a recent 6.0.4 binary distribution, observe that the toplevel "configure" shell script is missing.

Suggested fix:
Either clearly document that this script was renamed/moved and make sure the one in support-files is actually executable, or re-add the missing script in the toplevel directory.
[3 Mar 2008 20:29] Sveta Smirnova
Thank you for the report.

Verified as described.
[21 May 2008 21:12] Paul DuBois
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been addressed in the documentation. The updated documentation will appear on our website shortly, and will be included in the next release of the relevant products.

Given that the script was never documented, I've only added a note to the 6.0.4 changelog:

The (undocumented) configure script previously included with binary
distributions is no longer included.