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Re: Bug#416841: Need help with MySQL upgrade tests on 2.4 kernel

On 2007-04-09 Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 09, 2007 at 01:28:18PM +0200, Christian Hammers wrote:
> > What I feared was the upgrade process itself. I guess that mysql and the
> > new 2.6 kernel will get installed in the same "apt-get dist-upgrade" run
> > and thus if mysql-server-5.0 hangs and the user presses ctrl-c he is left
> > with a half broken system.
> Well what does mysql_install_db do exactly?

It checks and installs MySQL's system tables in the "mysql" database and adds
new privileges etc. Basically it just starts /usr/sbin/mysqld in a
kind of "single user mode" and pipes an SQL file into it.



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