My favourite bugfix in MySQL 5.1.24-rc

I’ve been using MySQL 5.1 a lot more of late. Also, as of about a month ago, I’m now a Mac OS X user, so tend to use MySQL on OS X Leopard 10.5 a lot more for testing. I’ve found a rather annoying bug (in 5.1.23-rc) that is fixed in the current source tree, and will be in 5.1.24-rc…

What’s annoying me? The fact that Control+R (which allows one to save typing, because you can go through the search history of ~/.mysql_history) segfaults the MySQL client. At first I thought something was wrong with my install when I saw the infamous “Segmentation fault” error. Turns out, its just mysql#33288.

I always hit ctrl+r without even thinking… Its just a shortcut ingrained in my fingers, because I predominantly use a shell. So, Mac OS X users can rejoice soon, as 5.1.24-rc is surely around the corner. In fact, there are numerous improvements, just read the changelog.

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  1. Shawn says:

    Thank you, bearer of good news!

    I’ve had to temporarily train myself not to use that…segfaults while working don’t help my concentration.

  2. byte says:

    Hi Shawn!

    5.1.24-rc should be out already, or soon… Happy ctrl+r’ing.