Bug #1156 Installed mysql on linux but it failed to run mysqld
Submitted: 28 Aug 2003 5:39 Modified: 28 Sep 2003 9:04
Reporter: [ name withheld ] Email Updates:
Status: No Feedback Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:4.0.14 OS:Linux (Linux 9)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[28 Aug 2003 5:39] [ name withheld ]
I installed mysql at location /usr/mysql. and then executed the mysql_install_db script. the database was successfully created at /var/lib/mysql/ but the test folder was empty. I then entered the following command but the mysqld failed to run:

[root@localhost mysql]# ./bin/mysqld_safe --user=mysql --basedir=/usr/mysql/ --datadir=/var/lib/mysql/ --language=/usr/mysql/share/mysql/english &
[1] 5038
[root@localhost mysql]# Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql/
030828 18:08:45  mysqld ended
[1]+  Done                    ./bin/mysqld_safe --user=mysql --basedir=/usr/mysql/ --datadir=/var/lib/mysql/ --language=/usr/mysql/share/mysql/english

I tried to check the log files but they were encrypted.

How to repeat:
Install mysql at /usr/mysql
run the mysql_install_db script
execute the command:
./bin/mysqld_safe --user=mysql --basedir=/usr/mysql/ --datadir=/var/lib/mysql/ --language=/usr/mysql/share/mysql/english &
[28 Aug 2003 9:04] Indrek Siitan
The error log (in the data directory, /var/lib/mysql) named
[yourhostname].err should not be decrypted and should contain
the error why your server refused to start. Please check.
[14 Feb 2005 22:54] Bugs System
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