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From:Christopher R. Jones Date:December 26 1999 5:43pm
Subject:Problems starting MySQL on Linux
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I have been using MySQL versions 3.22.X for the past 8 months.  I just
installed 3.23.5-alpha on Red Hat Linux.  The MySQL server starts if I use
./configure or safe_mysqld & but not if I use ./mysql.server start.  I have
installed the databases using scrips/mysql_install_db

I installed the binary in /usr/local/scr/mysql-3.23.5-alpha-pc-linux-gnu-i686
I created a symbolic link:
ln -s /usr/local/scr/mysql-3.23.5-alpha-pc-linux-gnu-i686 /usr/local/mysql

The .err file reports:
mysqld started on  Sun Dec 26 10:56:38 EST 1999
Can't change to run as user '' ;  Please check that the user exists!
991226 10:56:38  Aborting

mysqld ended on  Sun Dec 26 10:56:38 EST 1999

My hosts file:		localhost	localhost.localdomain	cr-jay	cjmobile 	crjnt2

My /etc/my.cnf file:
#password	= my_password
port		= 3306
socket		= /tmp/mysql.sock

# Here is entries for some specific programs
# The following values assume you have at least 32M ram

# The MySQL server
port		= 3306
socket		= /tmp/mysql.sock
set-variable	= key_buffer=16M
set-variable	= max_allowed_packet=1M
set-variable	= thread_stack=128K
# Start logging


set-variable	= max_allowed_packet=16M


set-variable	= key_buffer=16M

Thanks for any help.

Christopher R. Jones, P.Eng.
14 Oneida Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2E3
Tel. 416 203-7465
Fax. 416 203-3044
Email cj@stripped

Problems starting MySQL on LinuxChristopher R. Jones26 Dec
  • Re: Problems starting MySQL on LinuxSven E. van 't Veer27 Dec
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