Yeah I ran into that yesterday myself. The mysql_install_db doesnt leave you with a working mysql database lately. What did to fix it was mysqld -u mysql --skip-grant &
(Im assuming you have your mysql firewalled off, if not do that first ;) At that point mysql is up enough to restore the mysql database. I ran msyql mysql < mysql.sql where mysql.sql was made from mysqldump of a working mysql. Then mysqladmin shutdown. Then your fine after that for normal operations. I am using innodb as the default table type. I dont know if you are or if that matters. On Fri, 29 Aug 2003 02:52:56 -0400, "Ben Dover" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said: > I managed to mess up my MYSQL4.1 on my 5.1 box and I can't seem to get > it > straightened out. I think the best way to resolve this would be to do a > fresh install of MYSQL server. I did a pkg_delete of MYSQL-server and > client and installed again from ports but I'm getting the same error > messages. Is there a way to just start out fresh like I never had MYSQL > installed in the first place? The error I'm getting is: > 030829 2:36:36 Fatal error: Can't open privilege tables: Can't find > file: > './mysql/host.frm' (errno: 13) > 030829 02:36:36 mysqld ended > > This started out from something I did while trying to get Plesk6 to work > on > 5.1 (which I did) but without MYSQL working I uninstalled Plesk6. I think > what I did was delete the database mysql and I guess it is essential. > Any > assistance would be appreciated but I'm leaning toward a fresh install if > possible. > > _________________________________________________________________ > MSN 8: Get 6 months for $9.95/month. > http://join.msn.com/?page=dept/dialup > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"