[debian-mysql] Bug#736996: multi-line echo in debian-start looks bad/scary from init script

Kevin Mitchell kevmitch at math.sfu.ca
Wed Jan 29 06:58:37 UTC 2014

Package: mysql-server-5.5
Version: 5.5.35+dfsg-1
Severity: normal
Tags: patch

When starting the mysql daemon from the init script, I see
$ service mysql start
[ ok ] Starting MySQL database server: mysqld; .
[info] Checking for tables which need an upgrade, are corrupt or were 
not closed cleanly..

The [info] line is broken up because it is generated by two distinct
echos in debian-start. The untagged output looks ugly. It is also
disconcerting on boot when the messages are flying past and you don't
have time to read them. The untagged line stands out and all you see is
"not closed cleanly" which leads you to ask "what was not closed
cleanly?". I've attached a patch that just puts it into a single echo.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (600, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (400, 'stable'), (300, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages mysql-server-5.5 depends on:
ii  adduser                3.113+nmu3
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.52
ii  initscripts            2.88dsf-45
ii  libc6                  2.17-97
ii  libdbi-perl            1.630-1
ii  libgcc1                1:4.8.2-14
ii  libstdc++6             4.8.2-14
ii  lsb-base               4.1+Debian12
ii  mysql-client-5.5       5.5.35+dfsg-1
ii  mysql-common           5.5.35+dfsg-1
ii  mysql-server-core-5.5  5.5.35+dfsg-1
ii  passwd                 1:
ii  perl                   5.18.2-2
ii  psmisc                 22.20-1
ii  zlib1g                 1:1.2.8.dfsg-1

Versions of packages mysql-server-5.5 recommends:
pn  libhtml-template-perl  <none>
pn  mailx                  <none>

Versions of packages mysql-server-5.5 suggests:
pn  tinyca  <none>

-- debconf information:
  mysql-server-5.5/really_downgrade: false
  mysql-server-5.5/start_on_boot: true
  mysql-server-5.5/postrm_remove_databases: false
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