MySQL 5.1.20 Installation

MySQL recently released 5.1.20 beta. I just ran into another gotcha, which prompted me to post this draft I’ve had for a while.

[email protected]:/opt/mysql51$ scripts/mysql_install_db
Installing MySQL system tables...
070709 23:24:08 [Note] Plugin 'InnoDB' disabled by command line option
OK
Filling help tables...
070709 23:24:08 [Note] Plugin 'InnoDB' disabled by command line option
OK

To start mysqld at boot time you have to copy
support-files/mysql.server to the right place for your system

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SET A PASSWORD FOR THE MySQL root USER !
To do so, start the server, then issue the following commands:
./bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'new-password'
./bin/mysqladmin -u root -h newyork password 'new-password'
See the manual for more instructions.
You can start the MySQL daemon with:
cd . ; ./bin/mysqld_safe &

You can test the MySQL daemon with mysql-test-run.pl
cd mysql-test ; perl mysql-test-run.pl

Please report any problems with the ./bin/mysqlbug script!

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http://www.mysql.com

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Wait, there is an Innodb error message I’ve not seen . I’ll have to look into that.

mysql> show engines;
+------------+---------+----------------------------------------------------------------+--------------+-----+------------+
| Engine     | Support | Comment                                                        | Transactions | XA  | Savepoints |
+------------+---------+----------------------------------------------------------------+--------------+-----+------------+
| InnoDB     | YES     | Supports transactions, row-level locking, and foreign keys     | YES          | YES | YES        |
| MRG_MYISAM | YES     | Collection of identical MyISAM tables                          | NO           | NO  | NO         |
| BLACKHOLE  | YES     | /dev/null storage engine (anything you write to it disappears) | NO           | NO  | NO         |
| CSV        | YES     | CSV storage engine                                             | NO           | NO  | NO         |
| MEMORY     | YES     | Hash based, stored in memory, useful for temporary tables      | NO           | NO  | NO         |
| FEDERATED  | YES     | Federated MySQL storage engine                                 | YES          | NO  | NO         |
| ARCHIVE    | YES     | Archive storage engine                                         | NO           | NO  | NO         |
| MyISAM     | DEFAULT | Default engine as of MySQL 3.23 with great performance         | NO           | NO  | NO         |
+------------+---------+----------------------------------------------------------------+--------------+-----+------------+
8 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> show plugins;
+------------+--------+----------------+---------+---------+
| Name       | Status | Type           | Library | License |
+------------+--------+----------------+---------+---------+
| binlog     | ACTIVE | STORAGE ENGINE | NULL    | GPL     |
| partition  | ACTIVE | STORAGE ENGINE | NULL    | GPL     |
| ARCHIVE    | ACTIVE | STORAGE ENGINE | NULL    | GPL     |
| BLACKHOLE  | ACTIVE | STORAGE ENGINE | NULL    | GPL     |
| CSV        | ACTIVE | STORAGE ENGINE | NULL    | GPL     |
| FEDERATED  | ACTIVE | STORAGE ENGINE | NULL    | GPL     |
| MEMORY     | ACTIVE | STORAGE ENGINE | NULL    | GPL     |
| InnoDB     | ACTIVE | STORAGE ENGINE | NULL    | GPL     |
| MyISAM     | ACTIVE | STORAGE ENGINE | NULL    | GPL     |
| MRG_MYISAM | ACTIVE | STORAGE ENGINE | NULL    | GPL     |
+------------+--------+----------------+---------+---------+
10 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Yet, it works fine! So what does message “[Note] Plugin ‘InnoDB’ disabled by command line option” really mean. On closer inspection it doesn’t say Error, however it’s a different message from previous installs, so it requires more investigate to know what’s happening.

Comments

  1. says

    I see the same in my 5.1.19 test servers.

    070702 18:29:17 [Note] Plugin ‘InnoDB’ disabled by command line option
    070702 18:29:40 mysqld started

  2. says

    …. so I thought this was because I had skip-innodb in my my.cnf but I’m probably wrong. We were all MyISAM a few months back but have since migrated to InnoDB……

    Could that have caused the problem?

  3. says

    The script mysql_install_db runs mysqld in a special mode where it just executes an SQL script and then quits, without the overhead of starting up a full-blown database server. InnoDB is disabled because it is not needed during this step. This has no bearing on the configuration of the server that is being installed. This is also why the message appears twice, the second time when filling the help tables.