Bug #9908 administrator gets confused by multiple mysqld* sections
Submitted: 14 Apr 2005 15:06 Modified: 6 Jan 2006 23:38
Reporter: Fred Romelfanger Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Administrator Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:1.0.20 OS:Linux (RHEL v3)
Assigned to: Alfredo Kojima CPU Architecture:Any

[14 Apr 2005 15:06] Fred Romelfanger
Description:
Since there is no setup wizard for linux I copied the sample my-large.cnf to /etc/my.cnf.
I then used the administrator and tried to change the server settings.  When the
administrator comes up is sees too sections that start with mysqld and I would guess
it thinks they are both server configurations (mysqld and mysqldump).  This is probably
a bug, but is really just an annoyance from a user perspective.  Anyway, I picked
mysqld, and then edited the paramters.  It listed server parameters, but when I saved
them it had no effect.  I then discovered that the mysql command would no longer run.
The problem there is that the administrator wrote the server parameters out to the
wrong section in the my.cnf file.  I went back into the administrator and found that
the section that is listed of the administrator is client instead of mysqld.  My guess is
an off by one error because it thinks it found two server sections.

How to repeat:
Copy my-large.cnf to /etc/my.cnf.  Use the administrator, verify that it says "client" for
the section and that the server parameters end up in the client section in the my.cnf file
when you save them.
[6 Jan 2006 23:38] Alfredo Kojima
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been committed to our
source repository of that product and will be incorporated into the
next release.

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available version, including the bugfix, yourself. More information 
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[7 Oct 2008 13:03] Bugs System
A patch for this bug has been committed. After review, it may
be pushed to the relevant source trees for release in the next
version. You can access the patch from:

  http://lists.mysql.com/commits/55584

2892 Jonas Oreland	2008-10-07
      ndb - bug#9908 - dont include ndb_global.h in public header-files
[7 Oct 2008 13:22] Bugs System
A patch for this bug has been committed. After review, it may
be pushed to the relevant source trees for release in the next
version. You can access the patch from:

  http://lists.mysql.com/commits/55589