Bug #63731 Startup of mysql service fails after installation of mysql server
Submitted: 13 Dec 2011 11:58 Modified: 13 Dec 2011 13:45
Reporter: Elmar Teitge Email Updates:
Status: Won't fix Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: Installing Severity:S1 (Critical)
Version:5.5.8 OS:Microsoft Windows (Windows 2000 SP 4)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: service, startup

[13 Dec 2011 11:58] Elmar Teitge
Description:
I have to install the mysql server on a Windows 2000 Server with SP4.

I first checked the system requirements on the documentation for windows,
found that Windows 2000 is a supported platform.

Some time later found this note for Windows 2000:

January 10, 2011
Support Ending for Windows 2000

Per the MySQL Support Lifecycle policy regarding ending support for OS versions
that are obsolete or have reached end of life, we plan to discontinue
supporting all MySQL binaries for Microsoft Windows 2000 as of January 6, 2011.
According to Microsoft, extended support for Windows 2000 ended July 13, 2010.

So I have downloaded the Version 5.5.8, that was released on December 2010,
before the ending win 2000 support.

After installation I got this error message:

The procedure entry "MiniDumpWriteDump" was not found in the DLL "dbghelp.dll".

Looks like version handling for windows version is not implemented correctly
in the mysql service.

How to repeat:
Make the same installation procedure.

Suggested fix:
correction of version handling for windows version in the mysql service.
[13 Dec 2011 12:24] Valeriy Kravchuk
As support is discontinued nobody is going to fix this, even if it was a real bug in 5.5.8. 

Bugs are fixed only in new versions and new versions are not supported on Windows 2000. Sorry.
[13 Dec 2011 12:24] Miguel Solorzano
Thank you for the bug report. Where you see Windows 2000 is supported?.

http://www.mysql.com/support/supportedplatforms/database.html

Please check.
[13 Dec 2011 13:45] Elmar Teitge
Hello support,

the information about win 2000 as supported platform can be found on the
current manual for mysql version 5.5.x.

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/windows-installation.html

includes the following lines:

A Windows operating system such as Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2008. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are supported.

Could you please tell me, which version from 5.5.x will work correctly on
windows 2000 ?