Changes from 5.0.20 to 5.0.20a:
* The fix for "Command line options are ignored for mysql client"
(Bug #16855 (http://bugs.mysql.com/16855)) has been revoked,
because it had introduced an incompatible change in the way the
command line client ("mysql") selects the server to connect to.
In the worst case, this might have led to a client issuing commands
to a server for which they were not intended, and this must not
To help all users in understanding this subject, the manual now
includes additional explanations in the section
"4.2. Invoking MySQL Programs"
(http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/ ... grams.html)
* The code of the "yaSSL" library has been improved to avoid the
dependency on a C++ runtime library, so a link with pure C
applications is now possible on further (but not all) platforms.
We are trying to fix the remaining issues.
Additional information about SSL support:
* With version 5.0.20a, SSL support is contained in all binaries for
all Unix (including Linux) and Windows platforms except AIX, HP-UX,
OpenServer 6, and the RPMs specific for RHAS3/RHAS4/SLES9 on Itanium
CPUs ("ia64"); it is also not contained in those for Novell Netware.
We are trying to add these platforms in future versions.
* Please note that the original 5.0.20 announcement included inexact
wording, I am sorry for that and hope it did not cause too many
SSL support is "included" in both server and client, but by default
not "enabled" - this can be done by passing the SSL-related options
("--ssl --ssl-key=... --ssl-cert=... --ssl-ca=...")
when starting the server and the client or by setting these options
in the config file.
More information is in section "5.9.7. Using Secure Connections"
(http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/ ... tions.html)
of the manual.
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