Bug 244991

Summary: zabbix-1.4-2 package includes incorrect SQL initialization files
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Paul Blankenbaker <paul_blankenbaker>
Component: zabbixAssignee: Jarod Wilson <jarod>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 6CC: dan, paul_blankenbaker
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OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: 1.4-3.fc7 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Paul Blankenbaker 2007-06-20 13:16:35 UTC
Description of problem:

The set of SQL files for setting up a new Zabbix installation are incomplete (or
incorrect) in the zabbix-1.4-2.fc6 package (I would guess that this applies to
all zabbix-1.4-2 RPMs - though I have only verified this under FC6).

The following files are included in the RPM:

[root@quesadilla nst]# ls -l $(rpm -ql zabbix-1.4-2.fc6 | grep '\.sql')
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  40515 May 29 08:53
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  37510 May 29 08:53
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 192112 May 29 08:52 /usr/share/zabbix/create/data.sql
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  22568 May 29 08:52 /usr/share/zabbix/create/mysql.sql
[root@quesadilla nst]# 

The following files come in the zabbix-1.4.tar.gz file from SourceForge:

[root@quesadilla zabbix-1.4]# ls -l $(find . -name "*.sql")
-rw-r--r-- 1 1000 1000 588813 May 29 08:52 ./create/data/data.sql
-rw-r--r-- 1 1000 1000  64918 May 29 08:52 ./create/data/images_mysql.sql
-rw-r--r-- 1 1000 1000   2516 May 29 08:52 ./create/data/images_oracle.sql
-rw-r--r-- 1 1000 1000 114358 May 29 08:52 ./create/data/images_pgsql.sql
-rw-r--r-- 1 1000 1000  64918 May 29 08:52 ./create/data/images_sqlite3.sql
-rw-r--r-- 1 1000 1000  27597 May 29 08:53 ./create/schema/mysql.sql
-rw-r--r-- 1 1000 1000  26660 May 29 08:53 ./create/schema/oracle.sql
-rw-r--r-- 1 1000 1000  26156 May 29 08:53 ./create/schema/postgresql.sql
-rw-r--r-- 1 1000 1000  25363 May 29 08:53 ./create/schema/sqlite.sql
-rw-r--r-- 1 1000 1000 192112 May 29 08:52 ./frontends/php/create/data.sql
-rw-r--r-- 1 1000 1000  22568 May 29 08:52 ./frontends/php/create/mysql.sql
-rw-r--r-- 1 1000 1000  40515 May 29 08:53 ./upgrades/dbpatches/1.4/mysql/patch.sql
-rw-r--r-- 1 1000 1000      0 May 29 08:53 ./upgrades/dbpatches/1.4/oracle/patch.sql
-rw-r--r-- 1 1000 1000  37510 May 29 08:53
[root@quesadilla zabbix-1.4]# 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 1.4-2.fc6

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. Bring up mysqld

   service mysqld start

2. Attempt to follow the MySQL Zabbix Server Installation instructions in the
PDF file: /usr/share/doc/zabbix-1.4/ZABBIX\ Manual\ v1.4\ rev\ 7.pdf included in
the RPM.

   [root@quesadilla ~]# echo "create database zabbix;" | mysql
   [root@quesadilla ~]# cat /usr/share/zabbix/create/mysql.sql | mysql zabbix
   [root@quesadilla ~]# cat /usr/share/zabbix/create/data.sql | mysql zabbix

   NOTE: In the above, I changed "schema.sql" to "mysql.sql" (as this looks like
what it was renamed to in the RPM). ALSO, the file "images_mysql.sql" was not
included in the RPM, but was shown in the PDF installation instructions). ALSO,
the "mysql.sql" and "data.sql" files included in the RPM are significantly
different in size than the ones found in the current zabbix-1.4.tar.gz file from

3. Edit /etc/zabbix/zabbix_server.conf and set the DBUser variable to root.

4. Start the zabbix server:

   service zabbix start

5. Review the /var/log/zabbix/zabbix_server.log file, there will be multiple
errors about missing fields in tables.
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

To fix the problem:

1. Download the zabbix-1.4.tar.gz source file from http://www.zabbix.com/

2. Extract the tar file and change to the directory zabbix-1.4 (SQL paths below
are shown relative to this directory).

3. Stop the zabbix server

   service zabbix stop

4. Recreate the database using the SQL files from the zabbix-1.4.tar.gz file

   [root@quesadilla zabbix-1.4]# echo "drop database zabbix;" | mysql
   [root@quesadilla zabbix-1.4]# echo "drop database zabbix;" | mysql
   [root@quesadilla zabbix-1.4]# echo "create database zabbix;" | mysql
   [root@quesadilla zabbix-1.4]# cat ./create/schema/mysql.sql | mysql zabbix
   [root@quesadilla zabbix-1.4]# cat ./create/data/data.sql | mysql zabbix
   [root@quesadilla zabbix-1.4]# cat ./create/data/images_mysql.sql | mysql zabbix
   [root@quesadilla zabbix-1.4]# 

5. Remove old log file and start the Zabbix server

   rm -f /var/log/zabbix/zabbix_server.log
   service zabbix start

6. Review new log file (you should see that the Zabbix service came up cleanly)

   less /var/log/zabbix/zabbix_server.log

Comment 1 Jarod Wilson 2007-06-20 17:12:42 UTC
Hm... Thanks much for the detailed bug report. I've poked at the spec some, and
this appears to be a problem with the upstream Makefile, since I don't do
anything special to install the sql files, just a 'make install'. I'll see what
I can do to get this fixed shortly.

Comment 2 Dan HorĂ¡k 2007-06-26 08:17:38 UTC
Created attachment 157856 [details]
update for the spec file

I have played a lot to find where is the problem. The spec file includes
out-dated SQL scripts from the frontend subdir. This patch fixes the issue, but
places the SQL files directly into the docdir.

Comment 3 Jarod Wilson 2007-06-29 15:10:04 UTC
Ideally, I'd like to fix this in the Makefile, but unfortunately, due to lack of
time, we'll go with some spec file shuffling, similar to what Dan proposed. I'm
taking a slightly different approach though, so as to put all the database files
in a sub-directory of the docdir.

$ rpm -qpl /data/buildroot/RPMS/x86_64/zabbix-1.4-3.fc7.x86_64.rpm |grep sql

I'll get that checked in and built shortly.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2007-07-02 16:08:44 UTC
zabbix-1.4-3.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 5 Paul Blankenbaker 2007-07-04 21:03:28 UTC
Thanks for the fix.

Just wanted to let you know that the zabbix-1.4-3.fc6 (which I "yum updated")
contained the necessary SQL files to initialize the Zabbix server using a MySQL
server as the backend database. Things are working again.