Trouble starting MySQL

Eric F Crist ecrist at
Wed Jan 12 03:09:07 PST 2005

On Jan 12, 2005, at 4:23 AM, Colin J. Raven wrote:

> On Jan 12 at 10:20, Walker, Michael then said:
>> Colin J. Raven wrote:
>>> On Jan 12 at 09:35, Walker, Michael suggested:
>>>> 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.
>>> OK, I added the necessary stuff to /etc/rc.conf and attempted to 
>>> start
>>> mysql via the script. Nothing doing.
>>> I rebooted the box, checked to see if mysql was running. It wasn't.
>>> I attempted once more to start it from the script - Nothing.
>>> OK, I'm back to where I started.
>>> Ideas?
>> Did you added mysql_enable="YES" to /etc/rc.conf?
> Yes, it's in there, as per your instructions :-)

That is *actually* supposed to be mysqld_enable="YES".  You're missing 
the 'd'.  If you read the script located in /usr/local/etc/rc.d, you'll 
see a comment of the exact line to add to your rc.conf file.

To start a server without rebooting the system, simply type the 
following (this example is for mysqld):

# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ start

Eric F Crist                  "I am so smart, S.M.R.T!"
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