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From:Michael Widenius Date:March 26 1999 1:32am
Subject:broken pipe/can't connect/mysql problems...
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> "dubick" == dubick  <dubick@stripped> writes:

>> Description:
dubick> 	I cannot create or access and databases in mysql.  The mysqladmin create
dubick> command does not work. Attempts to fix this problem have uncovered other
> possible problems, such as broken pipes, failure to connect, and so forth.  I have edited
> the configure file (line 18) to reflect the location of mysql.  the executable is residing
> at the standard  place (/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql) and all other pieces follow the
> standard binary (non-rpm) installation.


If you edit the configure script, it will not work!

You MUST use it with:


in the MySQL binary distribution directory!

If you don't do it like above, you will get errors like the one you


dubick> [root@cooper mysql]# ./configure 


dubick> Starting the mysqld server.  You can test that it is up and running
dubick> with the command:
dubick> ./bin/mysqladmin version
dubick> [root@cooper mysql]# Starting mysqld daemon with databases from
> /usr/local/mysql-a
dubick> mysqld daemon ended

In this case you can look at the data/'hostname'.err file for the
reason why this failed.  Before you have corrected this, nothing else will


>> Fix:
dubick> 	No clue.  I do know that i must specify the host every time i log into mysql. 
> i am able to call up the mysql commmand line/prompt, but when i type show databases, the
> following occurs:

dubick> [root@cooper mysql]# bin/mysql -h cooper
dubick> Can't read dir of '.' (Errcode: 2)

The above means that you have started mysqld wrong!

You have tree options to start a mysqld from a binary distribution:
Note that if you don't do EXACTLY like this, it will probably not work:

cd mysql-distribution-directory
./bin/safe_mysqld &


Make a symlink from the mysql distribution to /usr/local/mysql
In this case you can start safe_mysqld from anywhere!


Provide full paths to (safe)mysqld

mysql-distribution-directory/bin/safe_mysqld --basedir=mysql-distribution-directory

For other options, try 'mysqld --help' !


For information about your current paths, you can use:

mysqladmin -h cooper variables

broken pipe/can't connect/mysql problems...dubick25 Mar
  • broken pipe/can't connect/mysql problems...Michael Widenius26 Mar