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From:Jani Tolonen Date:May 11 1999 11:43am
Subject:Newbie Frustration-- mysql_install_db problem
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Sergej Zoubok writes:
 > Hi all,
 > 
 > After a day and a half of reading the documentation, list archives and
 > trying to install mySQL, I'm at an impasse. Any help would be greatly
 > appreciated. 
 > 
 > I have a virtual server (reseller account) on which I have root access. The
 > specfics are as follows:
 > 
 > Linux Redhat version 2.0.33
 > Apache 1.3.4 Server
 > 
 > 
 > I dowloaded and extracted mysql-3.22.22-pc-linux-gnu-i686.tar.gz
 > 
 > The problem occurs when I issue the following command:
 > 
 > shell> scripts/mysql_install_db
 > 
 > This results in an error message regarding insufficient authorization to
 > continue. Is Redhat 2.0.33 too old for mySQL? Can I upgrade selective
 > components?
 > 
 > Best,
 > 
 > Sergej

Hello!

You might need to run mysql_install_db as root.  What is the error
message you get *exactly*?  MySQL works for Linux 2.0 and above.
If you got an authorization error, it is no reason to uprade
anything yet. Anyway, if you have kernel 2.0.33, (I assume you
have RedHat 5.0 ?) You might need to upgrade libraries etc. from
RedHat errata. (http://www.redhat.com/support/docs/errata.html)

Please search keyword 'mysql_install_db' and read the section 'How to
report bugs or problems' from the manual.

Regards,

- Jani

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Newbie Frustration-- mysql_install_db problemSergej Zoubok11 May
  • Newbie Frustration-- mysql_install_db problemJani Tolonen11 May
    • Re: Newbie Frustration-- mysql_install_db problemSergej Zoubok12 May
      • Re: Newbie Frustration-- mysql_install_db problemJani Tolonen12 May