MySQL 5.5.7->5.5.8 Gotcha!

Volodymyr Kostyrko c.kworr at
Fri Dec 31 16:49:32 UTC 2010

30.12.2010 14:23, Odhiambo Washington wrote):
> I am seeing a problem I am unable to solve after upgrading from 5.5.7 ->
> 5.5.8.
> I am installing Request Tracket and I get the following error (which is in
> no way related to RT, I think):
> <cut>
> Character set 'latin1' is not a compiled character set and is not specified
> in the '/usr/local/share/mysql/charsets/Index.xml' file
> Failed to connect to dbi:mysql:;host=localhost as user 'root': Can't
> initialize character set latin1 (path: /usr/local/share/mysql/charsets/)***
> Error code 255
> </cut>
> The Index.xml lists latin1 character set and even the file containing the
> charsets is there. I still don't think I should downgrade, but google isn't
> helping me much!

I have seen the same when connecting from php5.2 built with 
mysql55-client to mysql51 database.

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