Bug #42452 Upgrade installer from 1.3 corrupts password containing '?' character in ini
Submitted: 29 Jan 2009 13:59 Modified: 2 Mar 2009 16:39
Reporter: Andrii Nikitin Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Enterprise Monitor: Installing Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version: OS:Any
Assigned to: BitRock Merlin CPU Architecture:Any

[29 Jan 2009 13:59] Andrii Nikitin
Actual password 'a?' stored as 'a%3f' (it is probably OK, since it will be used in connection string).

Before upgrade:
hostname = http://agent:a%3f@localhost:18080/merlin/heartbeat

After upgrade:
agent-mgmt-hostname = http://agent:a%253f@localhost:18080/heartbeat

note '2' and '5' characters appeared

How to repeat:
Install MEM 1.3, Create user 'agent' and password 'a?' during install
Run upgrade installer

Suggested fix:
Make sure problem will not appear in future upgrade installer
[29 Jan 2009 17:21] Marcos Palacios
Thank you for your bug report. 

Verified with agent build (update installer).
[30 Jan 2009 10:09] BitRock Merlin
Should this issue be fixed for 2.1 and 2.0 versions? Target version field is not set.
[4 Feb 2009 20:14] Andy Bang
We'd like this in both 2.0 and 2.1.
[5 Feb 2009 13:54] BitRock Merlin
Patch sent to Keith.
[9 Feb 2009 22:43] Keith Russell
Patch installed in 2.0 version  The same patch will be installed in the next 2.1 version on the build.
[19 Feb 2009 21:54] Marcos Palacios
Verified fixed in build

(Note: The fix is not in bld

Setting back to 'Patch pending' for testing in the next 2.1 build.
[24 Feb 2009 1:57] Keith Russell
Patch installed in versions =>
[24 Feb 2009 21:04] Marcos Palacios
For the fix tested in 2.0.5.
[2 Mar 2009 11:49] Tony Bedford
Set to QA testing as requested.

Entries have been added to the 2.1.0 and 2.0.5 changelogs:

The installer used to upgrade from version 1.3 corrupted passwords containing the “?” character.
[2 Mar 2009 16:39] Marcos Palacios
Verified fixed in agent build

Documentation already done (see above).