FreeBSD Port: mysql-server-3.23.59.n.20050301_3

Bob bob at
Mon Jun 18 22:49:15 UTC 2007

Using the apache port as the standard example of how ports should be
I have noticed 2 things wrong with the mysql-server port.

First the port allocates the location for the databases to /var/db/mysql.
This location has no space allocated to hold database  data.
It should be changed to /usr/local/mysql

Next the mysql manual should be included in the port just like the apache
manual is.

These are not technical changes but will make the FBSD port of mysql more
easy to use.

Looking for feedback from the port team about these suggestions.

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