Can't start MySQL 5.0.67

Beech Rintoul beech at
Mon Sep 8 18:56:56 UTC 2008

On Monday 08 September 2008, Joe Tseng said:
> I've got a server running FreeBSD7 and got MySQL 5.0.67 installed
> on it today.  I ran mysql_install_db and then assigned the root
> password.  I tried to get it running on boot (mysql_enable="YES")
> and by hand (/usr/local/etc/rc.d/mysql-server start) but I can't
> get the daemon to start.  What else do I need to do to get this
> working?
>  - Joe

Check the logfiles in /var/db/mysql, they will usually tell you what 
it's choking on. My first guess without more info would be you 
probably don't have something configured correctly.


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