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From:Gerald Clark Date:July 11 2002 8:54pm
Subject:Re: chown: 'mysql': invalid user
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Use adduser, or the appropriate command for your version of UNIX to 
create the mysql account.

Alex Jarvis wrote:

>	To summarize: I was getting a "cannot connect through
>socket..." error.  It would appear that the server is not running and the
>socket doesn't exist.  So I tried to start the server (as root) using
>safe-mysqld & and mysql.server start, but in either case I recieve the
>chown: 'mysql': invalid user
>Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
>020711 13:18:45 mysqld ended
>	Any suggestions?  Keep in mind I'm not an expert with UNIX so it
>could be something that seems simple.  Thanks again,
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chown: 'mysql': invalid userAlex Jarvis11 Jul
  • Re: chown: 'mysql': invalid userGerald Clark11 Jul
RE: chown: 'mysql': invalid userChaitanya Diwadkar11 Jul