MySQL 3 needed but how?

John R. Levine johnl at
Sat Mar 26 20:50:55 UTC 2011

> Starting mysql.
> gw# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mysql-server status
> mysql is not running.
> gw#
> There is nothing in /var/log/messages.

Sounds like you'll have to do some debugging.  Try adding --verbose to 
mysql_args in /etc/rc.conf, and see the other advice in

It may be something really simple, like the mysql data directory not being 
where the server expects it to be.

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