>>>>> "root" == root <root@stripped> writes:
root> The manual (the html version anyway) says that all the files called
root> *.ISM and *.ISD can be deleted from the mysql directory. It claims
root> they can be recreated by running scripts/mysql_install_db. THIS IS
root> NOT CORRECT. If these files are deleted, scripts/mysql_install_db
root> does not recreate them and msqld will not restart. The only way
root> to get things working again is to delete the entire distribution
root> and re-install from scratch. This is no use if there is any data
root> obviously. The incorrect text can be found at the end of section 6.10.
root> The daemon will not restart because it cannot find the file host.ISM.
root> cd MYSQL_HOME/var/mysql
root> rm *.ISD *.ISM
root> Delete the incorrect instructions from the manual. Provide a script
root> or proper instructions to delete users/permissions. The workaround
root> is to delete the entire mysql directory rather than just the ISM and
root> ISD files. This seems to work but may cause other problems.
You are right; We changed the mysql_install_db in 3.22.10;
I have now updated the manual; The correct procedure is to also
remove the .frm files!