MySQL Startup Script

Drew Jenkins drewjenkinsjr at
Tue Mar 6 11:55:40 UTC 2007

It was adding mysql_enable="YES" to the rc.conf script that I lacked. Oops. Thank you all.

Now, for some reason I need to keep setting the environment to get MySQL to run:

setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH /usr/local/lib/mysql/

Can I automate this by adding it to the myslq-server script?

----- Original Message ----
From: Gerard Seibert <gerard at>
To: freebsd-questions at
Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2007 6:47:53 AM
Subject: Re: MySQL Startup Script

On Tue, 6 Mar 2007 18:24:39 +1030
Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at> wrote:

> On Monday,  5 March 2007 at 23:28:53 -0800, Drew Jenkins wrote:
> > I built MySQL 5.1 from port on FBSD 6.2. But it doesn't start up on
> > boot. There's a mysql-server script in /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ but if I
> > try and fire that up from the command line it doesn't start. What do
> > I need to do?  
> You could start by saying how you invoked the script and what happened
> when you tried.  You should see:
>   # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mysql-server start
>   Starting mysql.

Have you bothered to place the proper directive in the '/etc/rc,conf'
file; i.e., 


Otherwise, if you want to start it from the command line sans that
statement, you will have to use:

    /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mysql-server force

Check out the mysql script in /usr/local/etc/rc.d for further details.


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