MySQL 4.0.23a on 5-STABLE has a startup glitch

Roman Neuhauser neuhauser at
Wed Jan 26 04:52:54 PST 2005

# fcondo at / 2005-01-21 16:56:09 -0800:
> On Jan 21, 2005, at 2:43 PM, Michael Collette wrote:
> >On 5-STABLE I am unable to get mysql-server-4.0.23a to start with the
> >rcng script.  Upon launching the script it dumps me to a prompt owned
> >by the mysql user.  I have run into one other user on the mailing
> >lists with the same exact problem.

> I'm seeing identical behavior under FreeBSD 4.10-p5 with MySQL 4.1.9. I 
> finally traced the execution of the startup script by invoking it as:
> sh -x /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ start
> The resulting output showed this detail:
> + su -m mysql -c sh -c "/usr/local/bin/mysqld_safe --user=mysql 
> --datadir=/var/db/mysql --pid-file=/var/db/mysql/ > 
> /dev/null &"
> bash: no job control in this shell

    That looks like you have installed bash and replaced the original
    /bin/sh with (a link to) bash and/or have a strange $PATH.

    I strongly suggest you don't try to use bash as /bin/sh: it's a poor
    /bin/sh lookalike, and will e. g. break quite a few jobs in

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