P4DTI issue job000171

TitleAG should note broken MySQL versions
Assigned userNick Barnes
DescriptionMySQL 3.23.29-gamma and 3.23.29a-gamma are broken, in that they stop Bugzilla logins from working. We should note these in the Prerequisites section of the AG.
AnalysisMySQL 3.23.29-gamma and 3.23.29a-gamma stops encrypted Bugzilla passwords from being stored or accessed correctly. The details here are not important. We can't test dynamically for this, because we can't connect to these broken MySQLs. In the prerequisites section of the AG we should note that we don't work with these versions. We should also catch a failure to connect to MySQL (in configure_bugzilla.py) and try to give a helpful error message.
GDR 2001-05-14: According to [3], MySQL 3.23.30 works with Bugzilla.
How foundcustomer
Evidence[1] <http://info.ravenbrook.com/mail/2001/01/11/10-52-09/0.txt>
[2] Discussion in netscape.public.mozilla.webtools. See in particular <http://groups.google.com/groups?as_epq=MYSQL+UPGRADE+BROKE+PASSWORDS>
[3] <http://groups.google.com/groups?q=+%22...0101161328160W.07325%40jarjar.imall.com>
Observed in0.5.1
Introduced in0.5.0
Created byNick Barnes
Created on2001-01-11 14:17:41
Last modified byGareth Rees
Last modified on2001-12-10 19:17:57
History2001-01-11 NB Created.
2001-01-16 RB Set priority to "essential".
2001-01-18 RB Downgraded to "nice". We already say which versions of MySQL we support and this isn't even a proper release of MySQL and it's not even compatible with Bugzilla, let alone us, so I don't think it's very important that we document the problem in our manual.
2001-05-14 GDR Added more analysis.


Change Effect Date User Description
8905 closed 2001-02-22 12:41:21 Nick Barnes Added notes on MySQLdb and MySQL versions.