Bug #4294 mysqldump -a|--all causes abort of entire dump!
Submitted: 26 Jun 2004 1:31 Modified: 26 Jun 2004 22:56
Reporter: Clint Byrum Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: mysqldump Command-line Client Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:4.1.2 OS:Any (all)
Assigned to: Sergei Golubchik CPU Architecture:Any

[26 Jun 2004 1:31] Clint Byrum
mysqldump -a, or mysqldump --all, has been renamed to --create-options.

This is a welcome change for the future, but it shouldn't suddenly start aborting the program just yet. There was no warning of this change in 4.0.x or 4.1.0/4.1.1, so users who upgrade may be surprised to find all of their backups fail the next day.

How to repeat:
mysqldump -a
/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqldump: unknown option '-a'

Suggested fix:
Please change -a or --all to print a "-a is deprecated" warning and keep running!
[26 Jun 2004 22:56] Sergei Golubchik
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been committed to our
source repository of that product and will be incorporated into the
next release.

If necessary, you can access the source repository and build the latest
available version, including the bugfix, yourself. More information 
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Additional info:

fixed in 4.1.3