WL#7307: Fold mysql_install_db into the server binary
Affects: Server-Prototype Only — Status: Complete — Priority: Medium
The database bootstrap process uses and odd (and extremely fragile) mix of a special server startup mode, an SQL script and some shell scripting glue. This results in a very unportable, complex and non-flexible bootstrap procedure. Up to the point where we actually need to distribute an empty set of database files inside the installer for our primary OS (MS Windows) ! This worklog is about uniting the whole boostrap ritual sequence into a single server option : just specifying --bootstrap on the server command line will be enough to create a database directory if it's absent or empty. Or prevent the server from starting up if a database directory is already present.
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