Bug #42571 CHM file refman-5[1].1-en.chm won't open
Submitted: 3 Feb 2009 21:16 Modified: 11 Feb 2009 11:21
Reporter: Barry Galbraith Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.1 OS:Windows
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[3 Feb 2009 21:16] Barry Galbraith
The CHM file refman-5[1].1-en.chm will not open.
I have downloaded it twice, "Unblocked" it, and it I get an error message "Cannot open file <filename>". 

How to repeat:
Download the chm file, unblock it, double-click it.

Suggested fix:
Recompile the CHM file. The previous version worked OK.
[3 Feb 2009 21:26] MySQL Verification Team
Thank you for the bug report. Which exactly release package you've installed?. Thanks in advance.
[3 Feb 2009 21:40] Barry Galbraith
I have installed MySQL 5.1.30 on Windows.
The CHM file in the distribution is faulty, missing many pages, as noted in two bug reports.
The CHM was re-compiled in Jan, and it showed as being for MySQL 5.1 to  5.1.31.
Today I tried to download the chm file again, and it is faulty. The pdf file today shows "Document generated on: 2009-02-03 (revision: 13541)" and lists being for MySQL 5.1 to 5.1.32.
I'm assuming the CHM was recompiled 2009-02-03 as well, and it is faulty.

[3 Feb 2009 22:41] Sveta Smirnova
Thank you for the feedback.

Regarding to *chm file verified as described (I downloaded http://downloads.mysql.com/docs/refman-5.1-en.chm)

Regarding to PDF one copy I looked into is complete. If you downloaded corrupt copy please provide exact URL you used.
[3 Feb 2009 23:24] Barry Galbraith
The pdf doc is fine. I used it to see that the documents were recompiled on 2009-02-03.
The chm is the doc which is faulty.
The url you provided gives me a faulty chm file.

[11 Feb 2009 11:21] Stefan Hinz
Barry: Thanks for your report. We are currently having intermittent issues with our CHM builds. If you have downloaded a CHM from the MySQL website, please do not report a bad CHM as a bug. CHMs are rebuilt every 6 hours. Please download a later build and use that. For more information on the problems, see http://coalface.mcslp.com/2009/02/10/problems-with-the-chm-refman-builds and http://dev.mysql.com/doc/index.html#chm-tip.