mysql silently failing to start - suggestions?
glarkin at FreeBSD.org
Mon Feb 1 14:43:15 UTC 2010
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> If this isn't the right list - if I should try another let me know -
> but since this is the mysql-server-5.4.2 package, and since you
> folks have been so helpful, I thought I'd give it a go.
> Anyway, the system is 8.0-RELEASE and that package is installed,
> and I can't start the server. Not only can I not start the server,
> but it's not giving me a clue. I can't find anything anywhere.
> Not in /var/log/messages, not anywhere. When I run
> /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mysqlserver start
> it says "Starting mysql.", pauses for several seconds (I don't see
> anything go by in "top") and then the script exits. At that point,
> one would expect, there's no /tmp/mysql.sock, there's nothing
> in messages or anywhere else. With nothing to go on, well, I don't
> know where to start. Any suggestions?
If I'm having problems with an rc.d script, I'll invoke it with shell
verbosity turned on so I can see exactly what commands are executing.
You might try that if the other posted suggestions don't fix the problem.
Invoke the script like this:
sh -x /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mysqlserver start
Hope that helps,
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