On Monday 08 September 2008, Joe Tseng said:
> So I checked in that directory you suggested and I found this:
>
> 080908 13:35:05  mysqld started
> 080908 13:35:05 [Warning] option 'max_join_size': unsigned value
> 18446744073709551615 adjusted to 4294967295 080908 13:35:05
> [Warning] option 'max_join_size': unsigned value
> 18446744073709551615 adjusted to 4294967295 080908 13:35:05 
> InnoDB: Operating system error number 13 in a file operation.
> InnoDB: The error means mysqld does not have the access rights to
> InnoDB: the directory.
> InnoDB: File name ./ibdata1
> InnoDB: File operation call: 'create'.
> InnoDB: Cannot continue operation.
> 080908 13:35:05  mysqld ended
>
> So my questions are:
> 1. What directory is it referring to?  Is it /var/db/mysql by
> default?  I just tried to give ownership using chown -R mysql
> /var/db/mysql but that made no difference. 2. I've read also for
> this kind of issue I have to reinstall the software...  When I
> initially installed this from ports I didn't use any kind of extra
> parameters.  Are they needed?

Yes, the /var/db/mysql dir needs to be readable and writeable by 
mysql. Try the following: chown -R mysql:mysql /var/db/mysql.

The error is telling you that innodb can't 
create /var/db/mysql/ibdata1. After fixing permissions, you may need 
to do another initdb.

Beech

>
> > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> > Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 10:56:48 -0800
> > CC: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Subject: Re: Can't start MySQL 5.0.67
> >
> > On Monday 08 September 2008, Joe Tseng said:
> > > I've got a server running FreeBSD7 and got MySQL 5.0.67
> > > installed on it today.  I ran mysql_install_db and then
> > > assigned the root password.  I tried to get it running on boot
> > > (mysql_enable="YES") and by hand
> > > (/usr/local/etc/rc.d/mysql-server start) but I can't get the
> > > daemon to start.  What else do I need to do to get this
> > > working?
> > >
> > >  - Joe
> >
> > Check the logfiles in /var/db/mysql, they will usually tell you
> > what it's choking on. My first guess without more info would be
> > you probably don't have something configured correctly.
> >
> > Beech



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