Bug #35043 5.0.51a - Mac OS X 10.5 (x86) dmg - MySQLStartupItem.pkg missing items?
Submitted: 4 Mar 2008 17:11 Modified: 7 Mar 2008 8:50
Reporter: Dan Nolen Email Updates:
Status: Duplicate Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Installing Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.0.51a Mac OS X (x86) OS:MacOS (10.5.2, 10.4)
Assigned to: Assigned Account CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: installer, Mac OS X, mysqlstartupitem, PACKAGE, startup item

[4 Mar 2008 17:11] Dan Nolen
The startup item package appears not to have the startup item script in it and shows and installs no files. Although the empty package installs successfully without any error in the Installer utility. 

There is no startup item present in /Library/Startup Items/

Long-term, you might consider transitioning this to a launch daemon or launch agent instead of a startup item. 

How to repeat:
              lsbom /Volumes/mysql-5.0.51a-osx10.5-x86/MySQLStartupItem.pkg/Contents/Archive.bom 
             .	40755	0/0

You can also double-click the package to open it and choose File > Show Files and see that it shows no files in the listing. 

The Archve.pax.gz file is 1 K and the entire package is about 60 K, which seems small, even for a startup item. 

Suggested fix:
Rebuild the startup item package and verify that it contains the files to install or make a Launch Agent or Launch Daemon instead.
[4 Mar 2008 22:08] Sveta Smirnova
Thank you for the report.

Verified as described. Same issue in Tiger packages.
[7 Mar 2008 8:50] Mattias Jonsson
This is a duplicate of Bug#25008 and will probably be fixed in the next .dmg releases.