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From:Lenz Grimmer Date:May 22 2003 3:30pm
Subject:Re: MySQL 4.0.13 has been released
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Hi,

On Thu, 22 May 2003, Ben Clewett wrote:

> I've downloaded this version of MySQL for Linux, and following carefully
> the instructions in INSTALL-BINARY, have found this definitelly does not
> work.  The instuctions:
>
>       shell> groupadd mysql
>       shell> useradd -g mysql mysql
>       shell> cd /usr/local
>       shell> gunzip < /path/to/mysql-VERSION-OS.tar.gz | tar xvf -
>       shell> ln -s full-path-to-mysql-VERSION-OS mysql
>       shell> cd mysql
>       shell> scripts/mysql_install_db
>       shell> chown -R root  .
>       shell> chown -R mysql data
>       shell> chgrp -R mysql .
>       shell> bin/safe_mysqld --user=mysql &
>
> Complete, but then running the final deamon gives:
>
> touch: creating `/var/lib/mysql/mysqld.log': No such file or directory
> chown: getting attributes of `/var/lib/mysql/mysqld.log': No such file
> or directory
> Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /usr/local/mysql/data
> bin/safe_mysqld: /var/lib/mysql/mysqld.log: No such file or directory
> bin/safe_mysqld: /var/lib/mysql/mysqld.log: No such file or directory
> tee: /var/lib/mysql/mysqld.log: No such file or directory
> 030522 15:29:46  mysqld ended
> tee: /var/lib/mysql/mysqld.log: No such file or directory
>
> [1]+  Exit 1                  bin/safe_mysqld --user=mysql
>
> Looking at my system, the install has not created /var/lib/mysql, or in
> fact created any *mysql* file outside /usr/local/mysql.
>
> Can you please tell me where I am going wrong?

Do you still have a configuration file named /etc/my.cnf installed by
chance? This might explain why MySQL is choosing the wrong directory names
here. Remove (or rename) this file and try to start MySQL once again.

Bye,
	LenZ
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