upgraded 6.2 and mysql lost all privileges

Vince Hoffman jhary at unsane.co.uk
Tue Mar 6 21:00:10 UTC 2007

user accounts are held in /etc/passwd

the default UIDs created by ports are listed in
including mysql
mysql:*:88:88:MySQL Daemon:/var/db/mysql:/sbin/nologin
you can either re-add it using pw or just paste the line in using vipw


Noah wrote:
> the user accounts are gone.  where does that information reside?  I dont
> know how else to say or ask that question.
> Cheers,
> Noah
> Björn König wrote:
>> Noah schrieb:
>>> Hi there,
>>> I just upgraded to 6.2 and now I do not see my mysql privileges.  is
>>> there an easy way to get them back in place.  I thought they would
>>> magically appear in the /var/db/mysql directory and stuff.
>>> Is there an easy way to recover these accounts or do I need to readd
>>> them manually??
>> What privileges do you mean? Privileges for accessing the database or
>> /var/db/mysql? What do you expect? What happens? More input (and
>> output) please.
>> Björn
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