Bug 1470133 - mariadb library upgrade to 10.2 causes libnss-mysql FTBFS
mariadb library upgrade to 10.2 causes libnss-mysql FTBFS
Product: Fedora
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Component: libnss-mysql (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jan ONDREJ
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Blocks: 1467297
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Reported: 2017-07-12 08:32 EDT by Augusto Caringi
Modified: 2017-07-21 04:16 EDT (History)
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Patch to allow compilation of libnss-mysql with MariaDB 10.2 (889 bytes, patch)
2017-07-12 08:32 EDT, Augusto Caringi
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Description Augusto Caringi 2017-07-12 08:32:35 EDT
Created attachment 1296944 [details]
Patch to allow compilation of libnss-mysql with MariaDB 10.2

Trying to build libnss-mysql with the new version of MariaDB 10.2 causes a build error:

mysql.c:241:14: error: 'MYSQL {aka struct st_mysql}' has no member named 'reconnect'
       ci.link.reconnect = 0; /* Safety: We can't let MySQL assume socket is

In this new version of the library the reconnect field was moved to another struct. I think that the best approach is to set it through API. I attached a patch proposal to fix the problem.

We are tracking all the possible problems regarding this MariaDB upgrade in the bug 1467297.

Copr build: https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/g/db-sig/mariadb-10.2/package/libnss-mysql/
Comment 1 Jan ONDREJ 2017-07-15 11:43:27 EDT
Thank you for a patch. Planning to apply it and rebuild. Just currently I see, that mysql_options is deprecated. There is a replacement mysql_optionsv:


According to documentation, it's possible to set value also as constant, not needed to define my_bool variable. I am not a good C programmer, so can you confirm, that I can do it in one line patch?

mysql_optionsv(&ci.link, MYSQL_OPT_RECONNECT, 1);

or may be:

mysql_optionsv(&ci.link, MYSQL_OPT_RECONNECT, (my_bool *)1);
Comment 2 Augusto Caringi 2017-07-17 06:36:35 EDT
The best approach is to submit the patch to upstream, to not have to keep applying a downstream patch forever.

So, the ideal patch must work with both MariaDB and MySQL, and as far as I know, the function mysql_options is not deprecated in MySQL. For this reason I think that's a good idea to talk to upstream to find out what's the best solution regarding this question.

About the another question (one line patch), I don't think so. The example in the link is:

my_bool reconnect= 1; /* enable reconnect */
mysql_optionsv(mysql, MYSQL_OPT_RECONNECT, (void *)&reconnect);

Because it's not possible to pass a literal to a function that expects a pointer.

Well, actually maybe it's possible using some C99 construct like is showed here:


But I think that it's not worth using this.
Comment 3 Jan ONDREJ 2017-07-20 13:25:30 EDT
Upstream is more than 10 years without response.

Building with your original patch.

Thank you for help.

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