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From:Larry Martell Date:February 6 2012 8:34pm
Subject:Re: mysql won't start with service, but starts with mysqld_safe
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On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 1:26 PM, Shawn Green (MySQL)
<shawn.l.green@stripped> wrote:
> On 2/4/2012 19:57, Larry Martell wrote:
>>
>> Just installed mysql on centos 6.2. When I try to start it with service I
>> get:
>>
>> #service mysqld start
>> MySQL Daemon failed to start.
>> Starting mysqld:                  
>                        
> [FAILED]
>>
>> Nothing at all is written to the error log.
>>
>> But if I start it with mysqld_safe it comes up and works fine.
>>
>> Anyone know what could be going on here?
>>
>> -larry
>>
>
> If the daemon is attempting to change users during startup, then you must be
> root when you start it.  Otherwise, become the user `mysql` then start the
> daemon (service) under the proper credentials.
>
> http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/server-options.html#option_mysqld_user

I was root when issuing the 'service mysqld start' command. I just
tried it as the mysql user, and it failed in the same way.

I traced the service mysqld start and I saw that it invoked
/etc/init.d/mysqld (which invokes mysqld_safe). When I invoke
/etc/init.d/mysqld (or mysqld_safe) the server comes up fine. Very
odd.
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