When mysql_install_db fails it recommends using /usr/scripts/msqlbug to report a bug, but that file doesnt exist.


For various reasons I am encountering errors when attempting to setup a database (Note, those problems are not the subject of this bug)

However, the error message suggests running file /usr/scripts/mysqlbug which does not exist (neither does directory /usr/scripts)

Installation was from APT repository http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/MariaDB/repo/10.0/debian version 10.0.8+maria-1~wheezy, as per the instructions at https://downloads.mariadb.org/mariadb/repositories/#mirror=aarnet_pty_ltd&distro=Debian&distro_release=wheezy&version=10.0

I eventually found the file at /usr/bin/mysqlbug provided by mariadb-client-10.0


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 root@atlantis4:/var/log# mysql_install_db --verbose Installing MariaDB/MySQL system tables in '/var/lib/mysql' ... 140216 22:06:29 [Note] InnoDB: The InnoDB memory heap is disabled 140216 22:06:29 [Note] InnoDB: Mutexes and rw_locks use GCC atomic builtins 140216 22:06:29 [Note] InnoDB: Compressed tables use zlib 1.2.7 140216 22:06:29 [Note] InnoDB: Using Linux native AIO 140216 22:06:29 [Note] InnoDB: Not using CPU crc32 instructions 140216 22:06:29 [Note] InnoDB: Initializing buffer pool, size = 256.0M 140216 22:06:29 [Note] InnoDB: Completed initialization of buffer pool 140216 22:06:29 [Note] InnoDB: The first specified data file ./ibdata1 did not exist: a new database to be created! 140216 22:06:29 [Note] InnoDB: Setting file ./ibdata1 size to 12 MB 140216 22:06:29 [Note] InnoDB: Database physically writes the file full: wait... 140216 22:06:29 [Note] InnoDB: Setting log file ./ib_logfile101 size to 48 MB 140216 22:06:30 [Note] InnoDB: Setting log file ./ib_logfile1 size to 48 MB 2014-02-16 22:06:30 7f4114944780 InnoDB: Operating system error number 22 in a file operation. InnoDB: Error number 22 means 'Invalid argument'. InnoDB: Some operating system error numbers are described at InnoDB: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/operating-system-error-codes.html 140216 22:06:30 [ERROR] InnoDB: File ./ib_logfile101: 'aio write' returned OS error 122. Cannot continue operation Installation of system tables failed! Examine the logs in /var/lib/mysql for more information. The problem could be conflicting information in an external my.cnf files. You can ignore these by doing: shell> /scripts/mysql_install_db --defaults-file=~/.my.cnf You can also try to start the mysqld daemon with: shell> /usr/sbin/mysqld --skip-grant --general-log & and use the command line tool /usr/bin/mysql to connect to the mysql database and look at the grant tables: shell> /usr/bin/mysql -u root mysql mysql> show tables Try 'mysqld --help' if you have problems with paths. Using --general-log gives you a log in /var/lib/mysql that may be helpful. The latest information about mysql_install_db is available at https://mariadb.com/kb/en/installing-system-tables-mysql_install_db MariaDB is hosted on launchpad; You can find the latest source and email lists at http://launchpad.net/maria Please check all of the above before mailing us! And remember, if you do mail us, you should use the /usr/scripts/mysqlbug script!


Debian wheezy amd64 using MariaDB debian repository packages



Sergei Golubchik


Andrew McDonnell



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