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COMP_ERR(1)              MariaDB Database System             COMP_ERR(1)

NAME         top

       comp_err - compile MariaDB error message file

SYNOPSIS         top

       comp_err [options]

DESCRIPTION         top

       comp_err creates the errmsg.sys file that is used by mysqld to
       determine the error messages to display for different error
       codes.  comp_err normally is run automatically when MariaDB is
       built. It compiles the errmsg.sys file from the plaintext file
       located at sql/share/errmsg.txt in MariaDB source distributions.

       comp_err also generates mysqld_error.h, mysqld_ername.h, and
       sql_state.h header files.

       For more information about how error messages are defined, see
       the MySQL Internals Manual.

       Invoke comp_err like this:

           shell> comp_err [options]

       comp_err supports the following options.

       •   --help, -?

           Display a help message and exit.

       •   --charset=path, -C path

           The character set directory. The default is

       •   --debug=debug_options, -# debug_options

           Write a debugging log. A typical debug_options string is
           ´d:t:O,file_name´. The default is

       •   --debug-info, -T

           Print some debugging information when the program exits.

       •   --header_file=file_name, -H file_name

           The name of the error header file. The default is

       •   --in_file=file_name, -F file_name

           The name of the input file. The default is

       •   --name_file=file_name, -N file_name

           The name of the error name file. The default is

       •   --out_dir=path, -D path

           The name of the output base directory. The default is

       •   --out_file=file_name, -O file_name

           The name of the output file. The default is errmsg.sys.

       •   --statefile=file_name, -S file_name

           The name for the SQLSTATE header file. The default is

       •   --version, -V

           Display version information and exit.

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright 2007-2008 MySQL AB, 2008-2010 Sun Microsystems, Inc.,
       2010-2020 MariaDB Foundation

       This documentation is free software; you can redistribute it
       and/or modify it only under the terms of the GNU General Public
       License as published by the Free Software Foundation; version 2
       of the License.

       This documentation is distributed in the hope that it will be
       useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
       along with the program; if not, write to the Free Software
       Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA
       02110-1335 USA or see

SEE ALSO         top

       For more information, please refer to the MariaDB Knowledge Base,
       available online at

AUTHOR         top

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MariaDB 10.8                   15 May 2020                   COMP_ERR(1)