FreeBSD 5.2.1 startup issue after adding MySQL daemon fireup line in /etc/rc.conf

Andrew L. Gould algould at
Thu Sep 23 13:23:08 PDT 2004

On Thursday 23 September 2004 03:29 am, simon butsana wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a machine that worked fine a couple of hours ago.
> After installing MySQL everything went OK and I have been able to
> shutdown and restart it several times.
> After FreeBSD startup, I had to manually launch the following command
> to manually launch the MySQL server daoemon:
> shell#support-files/mysql.server -u root -p start
> I expected the computer to prompt for MySQL admin password after OS
> startup but it just fails and I cannot anymore gain access to system.
> Does anyone have a workaround for this?
> Simon

Did you install MySQL from the ports or a binary from the 
ftp sites?  The last time I installed MySQL, the port installed a 
startup script into /usr/local/etc/rc.d/.

Andrew Gould

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