mysql silently failing to start - suggestions? (FIXED!)

Ruben de Groot mail25 at
Thu Feb 4 09:57:46 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 01, 2010 at 09:13:40PM -0600, John typed:
> Good job, Mike!  You nailed it, though what some of the other helpful
> folks wrote had me on the right path, too.  For some reason, the
> binary-configure after the pkg_add left everything owned by 
> root:wheel.  "cd /mysql ; chown -R mysql:mysql ." was the solution.

That's because mysql_install_db which gets called by binary-configure has
/var/db/mysql hardcoded and doesn't read rc.conf.


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