Trouble starting MySQL

Colin J. Raven colin at
Wed Jan 12 01:41:41 PST 2005

On Jan 12 at 09:35, Walker, Michael launched this into the bitstream:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Colin J. Raven
> Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 9:30 AM
> To: FreeBSD Questions
> Subject: Trouble starting MySQL
> Greetings all,
> I installed MySQL from ports (mysql-4.1.7)
> then tried to start it. Nothing doing - wo way.
> Starting it from /usr/loca/etc/rc.d/ nothing happens. No
> error message is emitted, but no running instance of mysql either.
> <snip>
> Read /usr/loca/etc/rc.d/ you now have to start mysqld from
> your rc.conf file.
Yes it *did* help, but are you saying therefore that to start mysql 
righeously you have to reboot the box? I don't know any other way to 
make the OS re-read rc.conf.
Many thenks for the light-speed response!!!


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