Bug #3997 wrong documentation
Submitted: 4 Jun 2004 5:51 Modified: 4 Jun 2004 17:35
Reporter: Den Ivanov Email Updates:
Status: Not a Bug Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:4.0.20 OS:FreeBSD (FreeBSD 4)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Triage: D4 (Minor)

[4 Jun 2004 5:51] Den Ivanov
Description:
>skip_external_locking
>    This is OFF if mysqld uses external locking. This variable was added in MySQL 4.0.3. Previously, it was named skip_locking.

in 4.0.20 skip_external_locking not working (ERROR: unknown variable), skip_locking ok.

>table_type
>    The default table type (storage engine). To set the table type at server startup, use the --default-table-type option. This variable was added in MySQL 3.23.0. See section 5.2.1 mysqld Command-Line Options.

in 4.0.20 table_type not working (ERROR: unknown variable), default_table_type ok.

How to repeat:
my.cnf:
[mysqld]
skip_external_locking
table_type=innodb
[4 Jun 2004 17:35] Paul Dubois
Thank you for taking the time to write to us, but this is not
a bug. Please double-check the documentation available at
http://www.mysql.com/documentation/ and the instructions on
how to report a bug at http://bugs.mysql.com/how-to-report.php

Additional info:

These are not variables that can be set using command-line
options.  Use --skip-external-locking and --default-table-type
instead.  Or, in an option file, use this:

[mysql]
skip-external-locking
default-table-type=innodb