Bug #55011 server 5.5 install package failing to install system tables
Submitted: 5 Jul 2010 19:52 Modified: 6 Jul 2010 9:40
Reporter: Erica Moss Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Installing Severity:S1 (Critical)
Version:mysql-5.5.5-m3-winx64.msi OS:Windows (server 2003)
Assigned to: Daniel Fischer CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: missing system tables

[5 Jul 2010 19:52] Erica Moss
After install and instance configuration processes completed the install failed on the final stage when it tried to start the server service.  The attached err log describes the missing tables.

How to repeat:
Run windows installer package and configure server service instance.
[5 Jul 2010 19:52] Erica Moss
err log

Attachment: vm-win2003-64-c.err (application/octet-stream, text), 5.25 KiB.

[5 Jul 2010 20:11] Sveta Smirnova
See also bug #54770
[5 Jul 2010 20:49] Elena Stepanova
Installer puts system tables in a different location comparing to what configuration process expects, so on startup server fails to find system tables in data folder, and aborts.

Thus, the problem relates to clean install, or more generally to the case when, prior to installation, there are no system tables in the location which will become the data folder.

With custom installation mode, a user can make a good guess and change the datadir to what configuration will later expect.
With typical or complete mode, a user would have to copy the tables or to modify the configuration file manually after installation.
[6 Jul 2010 9:40] Daniel Fischer
This was a bug in pushbuild configuration for this specific branch, which is now fixed. The MSIs that pass pkgver in the 5.5.5-m3 release branch should not exhibit this bug anymore.