MYSQL Fresh Reinstall, How?

Ben Dover nuckingfutsto at
Thu Aug 28 23:52:57 PDT 2003

   I managed to mess up my MYSQL4.1 on my 5.1 box and I can't seem to get it 
straightened out.  I think the best way to resolve this would be to do a 
fresh install of MYSQL server.  I did a pkg_delete of MYSQL-server and 
client and installed again from ports but I'm getting the same error 
messages.  Is there a way to just start out fresh like I never had MYSQL 
installed in the first place? The error I'm getting is:
030829  2:36:36  Fatal error: Can't open privilege tables: Can't find file: 
'./mysql/host.frm' (errno: 13)
030829 02:36:36  mysqld ended

This started out from something I did while trying to get Plesk6 to work on 
5.1 (which I did) but without MYSQL working I uninstalled Plesk6. I think 
what I did was delete the database mysql and I guess it is essential.  Any 
assistance would be appreciated but I'm leaning toward a fresh install if 

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