Bug #48473 make install hangs entering mysql-test directory
Submitted: 2 Nov 2009 13:47 Modified: 7 Dec 2016 18:46
Reporter: Andrew Jones Email Updates:
Status: Unsupported Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Installing Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.1.40 OS:Linux (CentOS 5.0)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[2 Nov 2009 13:47] Andrew Jones
Ran ./configure --prefix=/var/lib/mysql
make install

gets to :
make INSTALL_TO_DIR="/var/lib/mysql/mysql-test" install_test_files
make[4]: Entering directory '/mysql-5.1.40/mysql-test'

And hangs there until interrupted.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks In Advance
Andrew Jones

How to repeat:
make install
[2 Nov 2009 14:16] Valeriy Kravchuk
Please, send the results of

df -k

Linux command.
[6 Nov 2009 10:30] Andrew Jones
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1             18277200   1437556  15896232   9% /
tmpfs                   257724         0    257724   0% /dev/shm
[18 Nov 2009 19:26] Valeriy Kravchuk
Please, try to repeat with a newer version, 5.1.41, and inform about the results.
[15 Dec 2009 19:46] Thomas Allen
I can confirm this bug in both 5.1.40 and 5.1.41. I am running CentOS 5.4 and tried to build both of those MySQL versions from source.

For good measure, here is the output on this machine of df -k:
Filesystem                       1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/VolGroup01-LogVol00   39486856   2593632  34855056   7% /
/dev/hda1                           101086     18211     77656  19% /boot
tmpfs                               257672         0    257672   0% /dev/shm
[18 Dec 2009 15:45] Thomas Allen
This may not be useful, but I've also encountered this bug when building 5.1.36 and 5.1.37 on the same machine.
[19 Dec 2009 0:00] Bugs System
No feedback was provided for this bug for over a month, so it is
being suspended automatically. If you are able to provide the
information that was originally requested, please do so and change
the status of the bug back to "Open".
[17 Jun 2010 18:29] Neil Jackson
I had exactly the same apparent 'stall' or hang on this exact same line, when doing a make install with mysql v5.1.47 on Cygwin with WinXPSP3.

Turned out that the solution is.... patience!

In my case (on a Pentium 4 2.3GHz based machine, circa 2003 vintage), the make install process sat on this line for a total of 33 minutes (give or take a minute) without seemingly advancing a line, or printing anything else.

Thank goodness I was distracted by a telephone call, or I'd have been tempted to cut short the process (thinking that it might be a real bug, given what I'd read above)... but no... I got lucky. 33 minutes from the last file-write, everything started rolling again, and the make install completed successfully!

So - patience, patience, patience! :)

Just thought I'd better add this comment in case someone else stumbles on the original bug-report like I did, and gives up too early!
[7 Dec 2016 18:46] Yngve Svendsen
Posted by developer:
This relates to EOL (no longer supported) versions of MySQL Server. Thus closing.