The mysqld and mysqladministrator tags are entirely superfluous. Unfortunately, there's 14 and 25 tags respectively. I would like to request that they be merged with the mysql tag.

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    There are now zero using mysqladministrator. I'm stuck on hold with a vendor's support rep...
    – jscott
    Commented Aug 31, 2010 at 19:43
  • Thanks! Looks like you took care of them both.
    – Warner
    Commented Aug 31, 2010 at 20:23
  • Not a problem, I was bored. Back on hold... ..ugh. :)
    – jscott
    Commented Aug 31, 2010 at 20:42

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I concur. The extra tags add nothing except confusion.


mysqld is the MySQL daemon, whereas mysqladministrator is a management interface. Two completely different things and completely distinct from the generic mysql. What's next, merging all Windows server tags?

  • mysql and mysqld are largely synonymous in the context of the tag for all intents and purpose. I do not see the value in separating them. mysqladministrator tagged questions were all over the board and not pertaining mysqladmin.
    – Warner
    Commented Sep 1, 2010 at 1:35
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    Having a tag for every potential binary with UNIX software will have little benefit in most cases.
    – Warner
    Commented Sep 1, 2010 at 1:43
  • I appreciate your concern. I believe [mysqld] is synonymous with [mysql] and also [mysql-server]. The management interface tool "MySQL Administrator" has been EOL since 2009-12-18. The replacement is known as "Database Administrator". Perhaps a tag for the management suite that is more appropriate? [mysql-workbench]?
    – jscott
    Commented Sep 1, 2010 at 1:51

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