Mysql 5.1 install on Freebsd 7 64 bit
This is not how I did it and solved the problems I had.
Installed it from ports:
cd /usr/ports/databases/mysql51-server/ make install clean
Install went fine but :
I could not start mysql server because the database could not be located and neither could I find the test and mysql databases which mysql installs . Also could not find the datadir it was not created. as i just ran make install clean and did not configure with the optional --datadir=<dbdir>. But still there should be a default datadir installed somewhere but despite my best efforts example : find / -name mysql -print to find it I could not. So i belive if you install mysql 5.1 from ports i.e 64 bit version than it does not create a default datadir unless you specify.
Usually the datadir is /var/db/mysql but I think nowadays it has changed to somewhere in /usr/local others can help out here.
Created a new directory in /var/db called mysql
To make the directory
Or in webmin use the filemanager to create on.
Or if you use a ftp client do it there
Next give the new user and group "mysql" created during the install full control over the directory you created
chown -R mysql /var/db/mysql/ chgrp -R mysql /var/db/mysql/
cd to mysql basedir [ example /usr/local/bin ] that would be where a file called mysql_install_db exists
Start mysql with command
(/usr/local/bin/safe_mysqld || /usr/local/bin/mysqld_safe) &
Freebsd 7 64 bit apache2.2 php5 mysql5
Last edited by ijk; 23rd July 2008 at 11:36 AM.
You always need to run mysql_install_db after first installing MySQL ... Nothing new there ...
# mysql_dbdir (str): Default to "/var/db/mysql" # Base database directory.
UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things.
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