Bug #69637 mysqld --local-service parameter does not work
Submitted: 1 Jul 2013 17:30 Modified: 15 Nov 2013 17:04
Reporter: Ed Reeder Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Installing Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:5.5 plus OS:Windows (Windows 7/64)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: local-service, mysqld

[1 Jul 2013 17:30] Ed Reeder
You can find more about this bug here http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=69547

I initially reported it as a documentation bug but they kicked it here.

The bottom line is that there are two problems:
1) the "--install-local" service does not perform as expected for, at least, Windows
2) the --verbose --help does not list the --local-service option

The following command:
"<full path>\mysql\bin\mysqld --install MySQL --local-service"

installs a service named "--local-service", NOT MySQL service.

How to repeat:
Under Windows 7.  Follow your documentation http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql-windows-excerpt/5.0/en/windows-start-service.html

and issue the command
"<full path>\mysql\bin\mysqld --install MySQL --local-service"

Look at the Windows services and you'll see service named "--local-service"
[3 Jul 2013 12:40] MySQL Verification Team
Command crash Server

Attachment: local_service.png (image/png, text), 31.25 KiB.

[3 Jul 2013 12:46] MySQL Verification Team
Thank you for the bug report. Indeed without --defaults-file... I got the server crash (see prior picture attached).
[15 Nov 2013 17:04] Paul DuBois
Noted in 5.5.36, 5.6.15, 5.7.4 changelogs.

On Windows, the --local-service server option did not work, and was
not displayed in the --help message.
[2 Feb 2014 17:29] Laurynas Biveinis
5.5$ bzr log -r 4547
revno: 4547
committer: Atanu Ghosh <atanu.ghosh@oracle.com>
branch nick: mysql-5.5
timestamp: Thu 2013-11-14 14:27:31 +0530
  Problem: The "--local-install" service does not perform as expected for, at least,
  Fix: A NULL pointer was dereferenced due to which there was crash.A check was introduced
       for NULL string before dereferencing it.No test cases written as it is a bug during