mysql clients statically link libmysqlclient in

Bug #898340 reported by Clint Byrum on 2011-11-30
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
MySQL Server
Unknown
Unknown
mysql-5.5 (Ubuntu)
Medium
Clint Byrum

Bug Description

mysql and mysqlcheck, and I suspect other binaries, are statically linked to libmysqlclient instead of being linked to the shared library.

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Changed in mysql-5.5 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → precise-alpha-2
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2012-02-06
Changed in mysql-5.5 (Ubuntu):
milestone: precise-alpha-2 → ubuntu-12.04-beta-1
Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar) wrote :

Further investigation has revealed that upstream provides no way to do this since the switch to cmake.

I will attach a patch to client/CMakeLists.txt which solves the issue and produces smaller, dynamically linked binaries.. but this needs to be pushed upstream.

Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar) wrote :

Patch to cmake build which links client programs to libmysqlclient dynamically.

tags: added: patch
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2012-03-02
Changed in mysql-5.5 (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-12.04-beta-1 → ubuntu-12.04-beta-2
Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar) wrote :

Workaround patch submitted upstream, and in progress bringing it into precise.

Changed in mysql-5.5 (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar)
Changed in mysql-5.5 (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar) wrote :

Upstream seems to think this will be dangerous for a number of reasons, mostly I think because they do not test the client in this configuration. Apparently the mysql client uses some private API bits from libmysqlclient and so this is not even safe technically.

I think we'll probably just have to ship the client statically linked unless upstream blesses this. :-/

Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar) wrote :

Patch reverted in pending upload since upstream does not seem convinced that this can or should be done.

Changed in mysql-5.5 (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Triaged
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2012-03-30
Changed in mysql-5.5 (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-12.04-beta-2 → ubuntu-12.04

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Changed in mysql-5.5 (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-12.04 → none
Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar) wrote :

I've lowered this to Medium priority. I don't believe its as important as I originally thought, and upstream does not seem to care much either.

Changed in mysql-5.5 (Ubuntu):
importance: High → Medium
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