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Mysql installation advice

sgoldman wrote:
> Starting MySQL../etc/init.d/mysql: line 151: kill: (10875) - No such process

There's two things you should do here to get more information on why 
mysqld is failing to start. The first is to examine what, if anything, 
was written to the log files. Which log files and where they are located 
will be distribution specific. /var/log/mysql.err and /var/log/mysql.log 
are a few places to start looking.

The second thing you can try is to manually start mysqld on the command 
line. You'll want to examine /etc/init.d/mysql to see exactly which 
binary it is trying to start and try and replicate the command line 
options. Often you'll see messages printed to STDERR that are suppressed 
by the init.d script. Another option is to pass a debug or verbose 
option to the init.d script, if it supports it.


Tom Metro
Venture Logic, Newton, MA, USA
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