Can't start MySQL 5.0.67

Michael Powell nightrecon at
Mon Sep 8 22:19:15 UTC 2008

Joe Tseng wrote:

> Yeah that was it...  The chown -R mysql:mysql /var/db/mysql was what did
> it...  Thx to all for the help.
>  - Joe

Look in /usr/local/share/mysql for my.cnf examples you can use for tuning
your install. One thing that bit me once was the location of the my.cnf
changed. I used to keep it in /var/db/mysql but found after one particular
upgrade it seemed like it wasn't being read any longer. That was because
the FreeBSD port install's new default location changed to /usr/local/etc.


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