Trouble starting MySQL

Andy Firman andy at
Wed Jan 12 06:09:44 PST 2005

On Wed, Jan 12, 2005 at 09:35:21AM -0000, Walker, Michael wrote:
> 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.

I am confused.  I run FreeBSD 4.10 stable with mysql-server-4.0.21
installed from the ports.

I have nothing in my rc.conf file for mysql, but I do have a
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/ file.

When I rebooted the machine last month, mysql started without
anything in the rc.conf file.  


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