Bug 1180403 - Readline backward search broken in mysql client
Summary: Readline backward search broken in mysql client
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mariadb
Version: 21
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jakub Dorňák
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 1202022 1460155
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Reported: 2015-01-09 06:58 UTC by pletnev.rusalex
Modified: 2017-06-09 09:19 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-12-02 07:07:39 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description pletnev.rusalex 2015-01-09 06:58:09 UTC
Description of problem:

Fedora release 21 (Twenty One) :
mysql  Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.0.15-MariaDB, for Linux (x86_64) using  EditLine wrapper

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run mysql client
2. type any command
3. try to search with Ctr-r keys

Actual results:
nothing happens

Expected results:
search word requested

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jakob Hirsch 2015-01-09 11:57:20 UTC
As the version info says: mariadb client is now using EditLine (since #1079637), which has slightly different default bindings. Just put this in your ~/.editrc (yes, /etc/editrc is not considered):

bind ^R em-inc-search-prev

I also have this:

bind "^W" ed-delete-prev-word
bind "^U" vi-kill-line-prev

So it's not a bug, just unexpected and surprising behaviour.

Comment 2 Sergio Basto 2015-02-16 21:08:53 UTC
(In reply to Jakob Hirsch from comment #1)
> As the version info says: mariadb client is now using EditLine (since
> #1079637), which has slightly different default bindings. Just put this in
> your ~/.editrc (yes, /etc/editrc is not considered):

Also cleaned all my .mysql_history , shouldn't do a backup of previous .mysql_history ? 

I will check bug #1079637


Comment 3 Honza Horak 2015-03-14 10:44:54 UTC
Thanks for reporting, I think it may be fixed directly in mariadb or in libedit, we just need to find the best way. Just reported: https://mariadb.atlassian.net/browse/MDEV-7777

Comment 4 Sergio Basto 2015-03-14 14:27:01 UTC
Honza Horak you on bug #1079637  drop readline  because : 
"First thing ... would be compiling against the recent version of readline. However, since version 6.x it is GPLv3+, so we cannot use it because mariadb is GPLv2 only."

and I wrote:

I think this is a mistake, "GPLv2 only" is "linkable" with GPLv3+  but result will be GPLv2 and GPLv3+ , not "GPLv2 only" and that is not a problem for us . 

Mariadb is GPLv2 only and use a copy of readline under GPLv2, that is fine. We can use mariadb with readline GPLv3+ but the final License will be GPLv2 and GPLv3+ . 

Can I block bug #1079637 with FE-Legal tracker (bug #182235) and reopen this bug  ? to FE-Legal clarify who is right .

Comment 5 Sergio Basto 2015-07-02 21:03:59 UTC
Hi, Honza Horak
I'm pretty sure that you can use readline with mysql just need change License to 
 GPLv2 and GPLv3+ . or  GPLv2 with exception of readline that use GPLv3+

Comment 6 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2015-08-11 10:03:23 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 7 Sergio Basto 2015-10-28 16:00:02 UTC
(In reply to Sergio Monteiro Basto from comment #5)
I just found this : 


3 - A package has multiple binaries, some of them are GPLv2, some are GPLv3, and some are MIT licensed. In this case, you do need to list all of the individual licenses of the compiled binaries in the License tag, so it should read: License: GPLv2 and GPLv3 and MIT

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