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Bug 162079 - mysqld does not support --ssl-ca --ssl-cert --ssl-key
Summary: mysqld does not support --ssl-ca --ssl-cert --ssl-key
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mysql
Version: 3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tom Lane
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-29 18:49 UTC by Jim Hanley
Modified: 2013-07-03 03:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2005-06-29 22:17:51 UTC

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Description Jim Hanley 2005-06-29 18:49:07 UTC
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Description of problem:
When using the options mentioned above in the my.cnf file, I get the following in the /var/log/mysqld.log file:
050629 09:19:58  mysqld started
/usr/libexec/mysqld: unrecognized option `--ssl-ca=/etc/mysql/openssl/cacert.pem'

It is apparent that MySQLd is built without ssl suppport.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Generate cacert.pem, server-cert.pem server-key.pem
2. Add the following to the mysqld section of the my.cnf file:

3. /etc/init.d/mysqld restart

Actual Results:  Stopping MySQL:                                            [  OK  ]
Timeout error occurred trying to start MySQL Daemon.
Starting MySQL:                                            [FAILED]

Log contains error mentioned above

Expected Results:  Should use options as explained in section SSL Command-Line Options of the MySQL online manual.

Additional info:

I beleive all that is needed is an adjustment in the spec file to include a dependancy for ssl and to compile ssl into the rpm.

Although marked as an enhancement, I beleive that this is really a security issue for systems where the DB backend and web frontend are disjoint.  I levase it up to the EIC to make that judgement.

Comment 1 Tom Lane 2005-06-29 22:17:51 UTC
This is done in Fedora Core 4.

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