At 13:58 -0700 6/30/04, Bill MacAllister wrote:
>I am a bit confused by processing of user= specifications in the
>mysqld_safe script. Here is what I see:
>* If user= is specificed in the [mysqld] or [server] sections then it is
> ignored and a flag is set that prevents the specification of a user
> in any subsequent options parsing.
>* Otherwise the user will be extracted and used from either the [mysqld_safe],
> [safe_mysqld], or command line arguements.
Not quite. For security reasons, only the *first* encountered instance
of the user option is used, and any others are ignored.
See the descripion of --user in the option list.
>This is counter intuitive if nothing else, and I really don't see
>why user should be parsed any differently than any other options.
>Am I missing something or is this a bug?
It's by intent.
Paul DuBois, MySQL Documentation Team
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
MySQL AB, www.mysql.com