jekillen wrote:

On Apr 28, 2006, at 5:38 PM, Gerard Seibert wrote:

jekillen wrote:

I have had a problem with installing MySQL 5.0.18 on a FreeBSD v 6.0
where everything seems to compile and install correctly but the server
immediately on start up with permission to create/write it's .pid file
Then the screen saver daemon refuses to start in X windows with a
permission denied
error. It originally worked fine. But at some point recently the screen
saver quit working.
When I went to Gnome preferences and tried to set the screen saver I was
informed that the screen saver daemon wasn't running. When I tried to
have it
start I was presented with the permission denied error and to check the
I tried installing MySQL twice, each time with the same problem.
As I understand it, permissions in Unix are part of the file system
The only possible link between MySQL and the screen saver daemon,
possibly, is the
mysql user needed to run mysqld.

Could I have a corrupted file system in such a way as to cause
permission problems?

thanks in advance.

Are you starting MySQL with the script in /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ upon

Gerard Seibert
Boy that was fast, I just posted this message a moment ago...
No I was just testing it using the mysqld_safe --user=mysql & approach.

As you don't mention it explicitly, did you run "mysql_install_db --user=mysql" ? I know the first time I installed MySQL I neglected to do so. As well, do you also
have a mysql user and a mysql group defined?

Best Regards,

Duane Whitty
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