jabberd will not start on reboot, only starts manually

Daniel Bye freebsd-questions at slightlystrange.org
Tue Dec 4 07:11:36 PST 2007

On Mon, Dec 03, 2007 at 10:04:16PM +0000, Pollywog wrote:
> I am running FreeBSD 6.2 with Jabberd installed from ports:
> jabberd-2.1.18
> When I reboot the machine, jabberd will not start, but it will start if I 
> manually restart it with /usr/local/etc/rc.d/jabberd restart
> /var/log/messages shows:
> jabberd/c2s[989]: mysql: connection to database failed: Can't connect to local 
> MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)
> jabberd/c2s[989]: failed to initialize auth module 'mysql'
> I added 'mysql' to the REQUIRED line in the startup script for jabberd but 
> this did not solve the problem.  It still appears as though jabberd attempts 
> to connect to mysql before mysql is ready for the connection.
> Can anyone assist with this problem?

Try removing the # BEFORE: LOGIN line from the jabberd control script.
I haven't tested it, but from a cursory glance at the respective control
scripts, it feels like a sane first guess...

Daniel Bye
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