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From:root Date:April 5 1999 2:13am
Subject: Manual is incorrect
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	The manual (the html version anyway) says that all the files called
        *.ISM and *.ISD can be deleted from the mysql directory. It claims
        they can be recreated by running scripts/mysql_install_db. THIS IS
        NOT CORRECT. If these files are deleted, scripts/mysql_install_db
        does not recreate them and msqld will not restart. The only way
        to get things working again is to delete the entire distribution
        and re-install from scratch. This is no use if there is any data
        obviously. The incorrect text can be found at the end of section 6.10.
        The daemon will not restart because it cannot find the file host.ISM.

	cd MYSQL_HOME/var/mysql
        rm *.ISD *.ISM
	Delete the incorrect instructions from the manual. Provide a script
        or proper instructions to delete users/permissions. The workaround
        is to delete the entire mysql directory rather than just the ISM and
        ISD files. This seems to work but may cause other problems.

>Submitter-Id:	ccx004@stripped
 Coventry University
>MySQL support: none
>Synopsis:	Manual is incorrect
>Severity:	critical
>Priority:	high
>Category:	mysql
>Class:		doc-bug
>Release:	mysql-3.22.20a (Source distribution)

System: Linux r104-3 2.0.35 #1 Sat Mar 6 17:42:18 GMT 1999 i586 unknown
Architecture: i586

Some paths:  /usr/bin/perl /usr/bin/make /usr/bin/gcc /usr/bin/cc
GCC: Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i586-pc-linux-gnulibc1/egcs-2.90.29/specs
gcc version egcs-2.90.29 980515 (egcs-1.0.3 release)
Compilation info: CC='gcc'  CFLAGS=''  CXX='c++'  CXXFLAGS=''  LDFLAGS=''
Configure command: ./configure  --prefix=/usr/local/packages/mysql --enable-shared
Perl: This is perl, version 5.005_02 built for i586-linux
Manual is incorrectroot7 Apr
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