FreeBSD Port: mysql-server-5.5.9

Jerry freebsd-ports.user at
Thu Mar 10 20:17:56 UTC 2011

On Thu, 10 Mar 2011 14:37:20 -0500
joeb <joeb at> articulated:

> I have been using mysql since fbsd 7.2 and always just issued the
> mysql_install_db command on the command line to create mysql's control
> databases and it always worked fine.
> But now with fbsd 8.2 I get the following error and have no idea why.
> I installed using pkg_add -r mysql55-server command.
> I see that 3 weeks ago you updated the mysql55-server port from mysql
> 554 to 559.
> I believe there is an error in your update causing the
> mysql_install_db command to error out.
> The error message follows.
> # /usr/local/bin >mysql_install_db --user=mysql      or
> #root >mysql_install_db --user=mysql
> FATAL ERROR: Could not find ./bin/my_print_defaults
> If you compiled from source, you need to run 'make install' to
> copy the software into the correct location ready for operation.
> If you are using a binary release, you must either be at the top
> level of the extracted archive, or pass the --basedir option
> pointing to that location.
> ********* end of error msg. ********
> # /usr/local/bin >locate my_print_defaults
> /usr/local/bin/my_print_defaults
> As you can see the script the error message says it can not find is
> really in the same location as
> the mysql_install_db script, so it should have found it.
> I ended up pointing to the 8.1 packages with the pkg-add command to
> install and then
> the mysql-server5.5.4  mysql_install_db command ran from the command
> line without any errors.

How do you start mysql, via the command line or using the rc.d script?

Jerry ✌
FreeBSD-Ports.user at

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