how to upgrade mysql56-server to mysql57-server?

Bruce Cantrall bcantrall at
Wed Jul 17 14:49:10 UTC 2019

Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 05:06:50 +0100
From: tech-lists <tech-lists at<mailto:tech-lists at>>
>The default version of mysql/mysqld changed from 5.6 to 5.7 on 20190701.
>The problem now is that if "pkg upgrade" is run, mysql-client is
>upgraded and the existing mysql(56)-server is *removed*.
>mysql57-server is not installed.

We had an issue with a mixed case database that caused us to do some more steps because we got other errors when starting mysql-server.   This is what worked for my FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE-p11 box.

  1.  Re-install mysql-server5.7 after uninstalled by moodle
     *   pkg  install mysql57-server
  2.  Verify there is a my.cnf file in /usr/local/etc/
  3.  Remove the new one in /usr/local/etc/mysql/my.cnf
  4.  Add the following line to the bottom of /usr/local/etc/my.cnf
     *   lower_case_table_names = 0
  5.  Comment out any myISAM lines

     *   #key-buffer-size                = 32M
     *   #myisam-recover                 = FORCE,BACKUP
  1.  Start mysql server

     *   service mysql-server start
  1.  Tail log file /var/db/mysql/

     *   /var/db/mysql/dataloglp1/mysql-error.log
  1.  Run mysql_upgrade

     *   mysql_upgrade -uroot -p
     *   Should complete without errors.
  1.  Restart mysql server

     *   service mysql-server restart

Can anyone else confirm that they seen my.cnf in multiple directories?
Bruce C

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