>>>>> "Sandrine" == Sandrine Lanzone <lanzone@stripped>
Sandrine> How to do to launch the mysqld server by a non privilegied user...?
Sandrine> i got the pre compiled version on hpux
Sandrine> i can start the server as "root" (the server looks for /var/opt/mysql as
Sandrine> /opt/mysql as basedir)
Sandrine> so when i am root all is ok
Sandrine> but as a X user i can't start the server since it looks for a protected
Sandrine> but is it possible to run the mysqld server as a non "root" user?
Sandrine> is it possible to change the datadir directory on the command line?
Sandrine> i tried
Sandrine> /opt/mysql/libexec/mysqld --basedir=/opt/mysql --datadir=$PWD/me
Sandrine> but it dont runs
Sandrine> thanks for help (or doc page)
Yes, you can run mysqld as any users.
What error did you get for the last command ?
Try mysqld --help to find all options to set paths!