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From:John Nichel Date:November 24 2003 8:37pm
Subject:Re: My.cnf
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Paul DuBois wrote:

>> Paul DuBois wrote:
>>
>>> At 14:17 -0500 11/24/03, Arnoldus Th.J. Koeleman wrote:
>>>
>>>> I like to install the my.cnf in another directory and not the default
>>>> /etc/my.cnf
>>>>
>>>> When I move this file to another directory it can't start anymore.
>>>>
>>>> Is there a way to install my.cnf in a different location and which file
>>>> need to be updated to look into the new
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> No official way. You can make a symbolic link at /etc/my.cnf that points
>>> to your new location.
>>
>>
>> I don't even have a my.cnf on any of my *nix boxes, and MySQL runs 
>> fine.  Does this only come into play with precompiled binaries?
> 
> 
> No.
> 
> Option files are, er, optional.

Why would the OP not be able to start MySQL when moving the config file 
then?

<note>
Not trying to be a smartass....just want to know in case I run into the 
same problem sometime in the future.
</note>

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