Catastrophic Installation Failure now!

jaymax jaymax36 at
Tue Jan 12 12:40:31 UTC 2010

The problem was caused by a permission change in the mysql data directory, in
my case /disk02/db/mysql/DATA - why and how is beyond my comprehension.

It would be a good tactic for developers to to include a troubleshooting
script to check directory permissions in installations, as this is such a
common problem. At a minimum a simple checklist would help. I have had
situations where I have looked at files/directories after an installation
and could not tell what it should be.
Thanks again!

jaymax wrote:
> I was frustrated by a failure to create a ROOT password and decided to do
> a clean reinstall
> Did a "make deinstall"  from the following ports

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