Trouble starting MySQL

Colin J. Raven colin at
Wed Jan 12 03:22:51 PST 2005

On Jan 12 at 05:09, Eric F Crist launched this into the bitstream:

>>> Did you added mysql_enable="YES" to /etc/rc.conf?
>> Yes, it's in there, as per your instructions :-)
> That is *actually* supposed to be mysqld_enable="YES".  You're missing the 
> 'd'.  If you read the script located in /usr/local/etc/rc.d, you'll see a 
> comment of the exact line to add to your rc.conf file.
> To start a server without rebooting the system, simply type the following 
> (this example is for mysqld):
> # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ start

Umm, this is snipped directly from the script:

# Add the following line to /etc/rc.conf to enable mysql:
# mysql_enable (bool):          Set to "NO" by default.
#                               Set it to "YES" to enable MySQL.

Is that wrong? *Should* it be mysqld_enable-"YES" within the script? If 
so, that's a kind of major oversight on the mysql/freebsd teams' part 

I am in the company of gurus so I should really keep my n00b trap 
(mostly) shut - as is usually the case :)


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