Greg Magnusson glm at
Fri Aug 22 15:32:01 PDT 2003

re:  getting mysql running on FreeBSD 4.7


I am running FreeBSD 4.7 and mysql-max-3.23.57-unknown-freebsd4.7-i386 on
FreeBSD 4.7.  I have installed mysql, but I am having problems getting it
to run.  When I am in the mysql directory, and I enter
   "./bin/safe_mysqld &
I get the message
[1] 363
cyborgspiders#chown: mysql: illegal user name
Starting mysqld daemon with databases from
030822 13:29:57 mysql ended

[1]    Done       ./bin/safe_mysqld

Help will be appreciated,

Greg Magnusson
glm at

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