Bug #3665 Error in installation script
Submitted: 5 May 2004 18:30 Modified: 12 Jul 2004 2:21
Reporter: Jon Roland Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Administrator Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:1.0.2b OS:Linux (Fedora Core 1)
Assigned to: Alfredo Kojima CPU Architecture:Any

[5 May 2004 18:30] Jon Roland
On your page http://www.mysql.com/products/administrator/faq.html and in the "MySQL Administrator FAQ.txt" you have the installation script

gunzip -c mysql-administrator-1.0.2b-alpha-linux.tar.gz | tar xv -C /opt

Since the tarball has the files with a relative address of opt/* and not /opt/* this installs the files into /opt/opt/mysql-administrator, which is clearly not what was intended. The obvious solution is to change the script to

gunzip -c mysql-administrator-1.0.2b-alpha-linux.tar.gz | tar xv -C /

It should also be pointed out that on many systems this will need to be done as root.

And, contrary to the instructions, a copy or link to the executable is not put in /usr/local/bin. The user has to do that himself, which can be done with the command

ln -s /opt/mysql-administrator/bin/mysql-administrator /usr/local/bin

Finally, the instructions should state that among the files is MySQLAdministrtor.desktop which can be copied to the user's Desktop directory to create a launcher.

How to repeat:
Read the instruction files.

Suggested fix:
Edit the instruction pages.
[12 Jul 2004 2:21] Alfredo Kojima
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has already been fixed
in the latest released version of that product, which you can download at