Bug #69016 Deprecate mysql_setpermission
Submitted: 19 Apr 2013 20:47 Modified: 17 Feb 2014 3:33
Reporter: Todd Farmer (OCA) Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: Command-line Clients Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.6.11 OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[19 Apr 2013 20:47] Todd Farmer
Description:
The mysql_setpermission Perl script provides an interactive means to manage user permissions, but it hasn't kept up with recent developments, including new permissions, user authentication plugins and proxy users, etc.  It should be deprecated - users looking to manage user accounts interactively should use MySQL Workbench.

How to repeat:
N/A

Suggested fix:
Deprecate and remove.
[17 Feb 2014 3:33] Paul Dubois
Noted in 5.6.17, 5.7.4 changelogs.

The msql2mysql, mysql_convert_table_format, mysql_find_rows,
mysql_fix_extensions, mysql_setpermission, and mysqlaccess utilities
are deprecated in MySQL 5.6.17 and removed in MySQL 5.7.4.