freebsd-questions: I am a FreeBSB noob who has read http://nostarch.com/abs_bsd2.htm and is attempting to build a FreeBSD 7.0 box for Apache/ MySQL/ Perl applications. I've installed mysql-server-5.1.22 via sysinstall from ftp1.us.freebsd.org, but I am unable to figure out how to start it.
RTFM: # man mysqld No manual entry for mysqld # makewhatis # apropos mysql mysql: nothing appropriate # whatis mysql mysql: nothing appropriate I don't understand why apropos and whatis can't find mysql: # man mysql Yup, it's there; but that's the client. So is the admin utility: # man mysqladmin The FreeBSD Handbook doesn't mention mysql in the TOC: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/index.html (Attempting to get the whole thing as HTML locks up my browser.) The mailing list archives didn't help. (Including using Google with site:). STFW led me to /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mysql-server. Attempting to use that: # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mysql-server start # ps -a | grep mysql # mysql ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2) # mysqladmin ping mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed error: 'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)' Check that mysqld is running and that the socket: '/tmp/mysql.sock' exists! I've been fumbling my way around FreeBSD, and thus far have been able to get things working via /etc/rc.d/* scripts and/or /etc/rc.conf -- (apache_enable, hostname, ifconfig_*, defaultrouter, ntpd*, inetd. mysql-5.1 doesn't seem to follow the pattern. Why? Where is the FreeBSD 7.0 system administration documentation for mysqld 5.1? Specifically, how to start it manually and how to start it at book via the rc system? TIA, David _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"