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From:Kingsley Wright Date:March 22 1999 3:37am
Subject:Re: Problems with MySQL Linux init.d startup SOLVED!
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Monty gave me the correct clue here.  It was a permissioning thing after
all... all of the user.* files in /var/lib/mysql/mysql/ were owned by
root -- all other files were owned by mysql and in the root group.  I did a
chown mysql user* and everything is o'tay now...

Thanks Monty!!

I wonder why only those files wound up that way?  Anyone know the answer?

----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Widenius <monty@stripped>
To: Kingsley Wright <wrightko@stripped>
Cc: <sinisa@stripped>
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 1999 2:25 PM
Subject: Problems with MySQL Linux init.d startup

: Hi!
: ----------
: I am running TurboLinux 3.0.1 with MySQL 3.22.20a.
: This is an updated RPM package install=20
: mysqld is in:
:      /usr/sbin/mysqld
: mysql is in:
:      /usr/bin/mysql
: databases are in:
:     /var/lib/mysql/
: There is also a directory with some scripts and stuff in:
:     /usr/share/mysql/
: There is a file /etc/rc.d/init.d/mysql which is linked to =
: /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S98mysql which is what is run at boot time.  It looks =
: like a pretty standard stop/start a daemon type thing. =20
: The problem is that when the init.d scripts are being executed, the =
: mysql dies almost immediately after it starts.
: The /var/lib/mysql/ (hostname.err) file looks like =
: this:
: mysqld started on  Sat Mar 20 11:53:06 PST 1999
: 990320 11:53:08  /usr/sbin/mysqld: Can't find file: './mysql/user.frm' =
: (errno: 13)
: mysqld ended on  Sat Mar 20 11:53:09 PST 1999
: Funny thing is, (not knowing where it assumes the current dir is =
: exactly) /var/lib/mysql/mysql/usr.frm exists=20
: Funnier still is that when I log in as root and run the same script: =
: /etc/rc.d/init.d/mysql start, it starts up just fine with the usual 3 =
: processes and everything appears normal...  Can anyone tell me what is =
: going on here?  How do I stop it from dying at startup?
: -------
: shell> perror 13
: Permission denied
: The problem is that /var/lib/mysql/mysql/user.frm
: is probably only accessable by root
: Check the init.d/mysql script;  It's tries to start mysql as a
: specific user.  Check that this user has the right to access the above
: file!
: (I don't understand why it doesn't work from init)
: Regards,
: Monty

Problems with MySQL Linux init.d startupKingsley Wright21 Mar
  • Problems with MySQL Linux init.d startupsinisa21 Mar
  • Problems with MySQL Linux init.d startupsinisa21 Mar
  • Re: Problems with MySQL Linux init.d startupKingsley Wright22 Mar
  • Re: Problems with MySQL Linux init.d startup SOLVED!Kingsley Wright22 Mar