>>>>> "Brian" == Brian Clarkson <tekshamn@stripped> writes:
Brian> I'm trying to get a copy of mysqld running on a client's ISP machine,
Brian> and I can't successfully start a second copy of myslqd. The ISP offers
Brian> no support for this at all -- badgering for help got me enough info to
Brian> know that each user has to configure their own server/daemon.
Brian> I've reset the ENV (MYSQL_UNIX_PORT, MYSQL_TCP_PORT, and TMPDIR) but I
Brian> can't find their version of ./configure anywhere on the system that I
Brian> can access as an outside user. find(1) didn't return anything related
Brian> to mysql.
Brian> I haven't tried a ~/.my.cnf file yet, but I thought that manually
Brian> resetting the ENV would be a valid option (at least, the docs -- sec
Brian> 18.3 for one) led me to believe that setting the ENV would work . . . .
Brian> Anyone have any advice?
Create a local copy of the safe_mysqld script and modify the paths at
the start of the script to point at some path where you have full
You should only have to modify the following variable:
DATADIR= # Where the databases are
You should also create the file .my.cnf in your home directory with
the following contence:
# The following assumes that 3308 is free
After this, you should be able to start mysqld as follows:
(This assumes your ISP is using MySQL 3.22)
If your isp is not using MySQL 3.22, you must edit the paths in
mysql_install_db so that they match your DATADIR.