Bug #3572 Unable to read Dir art/
Submitted: 26 Apr 2004 19:12 Modified: 27 Apr 2004 8:11
Reporter: Trenton Harvey Email Updates:
Status: Can't repeat Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:4.0.18 OS:NT
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[26 Apr 2004 19:12] Trenton Harvey
During some maintainance on my MySQL server, I evidently entered something wrong with the port and bind address. This caused my MySQL Server to crash. I then attempted to reinstall it completely (Removing all Files including the INI) I then installed it again and set it up using everything that is Default used. This did not run normaly, so I executed it through MS-DOS/Command and it returned error

"mysqld-nt: Can't Read Dir of 'art\' <ERRCODE 2>"

This bug is true to

4.0.18, and 3.23.58 (The Version we started with)

Any Suggested Fixes?

How to repeat:

Probable Cause

Un-Noted Port

#port=3306 ---> port=3306


bind-address=t-inc.net & bind-address= which = ---> bind-address=, bind-address=t-inc.net, bind-address=
[27 Apr 2004 8:11] Michael Widenius
Not enough information was provided for us to be able
to handle this bug. Please re-read the instructions at

If you can provide more information, feel free to add it
to this bug and change the status back to 'Open'.

Thank you for your interest in MySQL.

Additional info:

The best way to find out what is going on is to use the mysqld-debug binary
and execute this as follows in a dos window:

cd mysql-base-directory
.\bin\mysqld-debug --debug --standalone

The file: c:\mysqld.trace should contain information that should enable you to figure out what is going wrong.

Another thing you can try is to move all your old my.cnf file away to ensure that mysqld doesn't try to use any wrong option files

You can check what options mysqld is trying to use by doing:

.\bin\mysqld --print-defaults

The manual includes a lot of more information about things to try...