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Old 24th December 2008
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Question MySQL: How to start the mysqld

For some reason, the mysqld is not starting on my old FreeBSD v4.8 system (please, I know, I know . . .I should upgrade the box, but my world does not revolve around IT . . .I wear many hats ). It has been two years since I needed MySQL on the box. I have no idea what is missing. I have googled to no avail (between FreeBSD versions, Linux/RedHat, other "unixes", and (gast!) Windoze . . .the config's are mind boggling). My system does not have an /etc/my.cnf file. I've added a "mysql_enable="YES" to /etc/rc.conf , yet no daemon start ("ps x | grep mysql" returns zip.). I deleted the /tmp/mysql_sock that was last created in 2006 . . .thinking that it might be a legacy problem. Obviously, since the mysql server is not restarting, then the socket file is not recreated.

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