[Rt-devel] rt-4.0.0rc1 and MySQL 5.5.8

Kevin Falcone falcone at bestpractical.com
Mon Jan 3 14:28:49 EST 2011

On Mon, Jan 03, 2011 at 09:45:11PM +0300, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
>    Hello Kevin,
>    When installing MyQL using FreeBSD ports, usually there is not much in the way for the
>    installer to customize, bar for doing a "make config". In my case, there is nothing in the
>    options available to disable any encoding.
>    And yes, I was using my.conf which was from MySQL 5.5.7. I only upgraded that to 5.5.8 and
>    things broke! rt-3.9.7 was not complaining about this latin1 encoding when I initialized the
>    db. All I had to change was s/TYPE=Innodb/ENGINE=Innodb/g in schema.mysql for MySQL-5.5 to
>    agree to initialize-database.

Interesting.  We've already changed TYPE to ENGINE for 4.0.0rc2, and
I'll be tacking on an explicit charset of ascii for sessions (as well
as flagging that table as innodb).


>    So this breakage seems to be in MySQL 5.5.8 itself, or the way the port maintainer configured
>    it.
>    On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 7:01 PM, Kevin Falcone <[1]falcone at bestpractical.com> wrote:
>      On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 01:42:33PM +0300, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
>      > Has anyone seen and solved the problem below? All my efforts at Go-ogle have
>      > yielded no solution.
>      This looks like you have mysql configured to default to latin1 tables,
>      but haven't compiled in latin1. Â Is it possible that you have a my.cnf
>      from one version of mysql and have built your own newer version of
>      mysql without including latin1?
>      The sessions table doesn't specify an encoding, so it uses the
>      default which appears to be set to latin1 for you.
>      -kevin
>      > mail# make initialize-database
>      > /usr/bin/perl -I/opt/rt4/local/lib -I/opt/rt4/lib sbin/rt-setup-database
>      > --action init --dba root --prompt-for-dba-password
>      > In order to create or update your RT database, this script needs to connect
>      > to your  mysql instance on localhost as root
>      > Please specify that user's database password below. If the user has no
>      > database
>      > password, just press return.
>      >
>      > Password:
>      > Working with:
>      > Type: Â mysql
>      > Host: Â localhost
>      > Name: Â rt4
>      > User: Â rt3xuser
>      > DBA: Â Â root
>      > Character set 'latin1' is not a compiled character set and is not specified
>      > in the '/usr/local/share/mysql/charsets/Index.xml' file
>      > Failed to connect to dbi:mysql:;host=localhost as user 'root': Can't
>      > initialize character set latin1 (path: /usr/local/share/mysql/charsets/)***
>      > Error code 255
>      >
>      > Stop in /usr/home/wash/Tools/RT/RT-4/rt-4.0.0rc1.
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