Bug #58534 mysql_install_db prints incomplete option name
Submitted: 27 Nov 2010 17:01 Modified: 10 Oct 2011 13:10
Reporter: Paul Dubois Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: Errors Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:all OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Triage: Triaged: D4 (Minor)

[27 Nov 2010 17:01] Paul Dubois
Description:
If mysql_install_db encounters a problem, one of its error messages is:

Installation of system tables failed!  Examine the logs in
./data for more information.

You can try to start the mysqld daemon with:

    shell> ./bin/mysqld --skip-grant &

"--skip-grant" is an incomplete option name. It should be "--skip-grant-tables" (if we ever implement another option with that same prefix, "--skip-grant" will be ambiguous). Besides, we should just display the full option name, not some arbitrary shorthand.

How to repeat:
Inspection of script.
[27 Nov 2010 17:23] Valeriy Kravchuk
Indeed:

macbook-pro:5.5-sec openxs$ grep -n skip-grant bin/mysql_install_db 
408:  echo "    shell> $mysqld --skip-grant &"