I downloaded mysql-standard-4.1.1-alpha-pc-linux-i686

and install it with the command:

./configure --without-server --prefix=/usr/local/mysql

I am installing sql on the Snort Intrusion detection sensor (fedora). I am following the manual at the snort site, this is the problematic part that I have problems with:

Set MySQL to start automatically.

Copy the file "mysql.server" from the support-files subfolder (it is under the source for

mysql. If you downloaded everything to /root/snortinstall, then the path will be

/root/snortinstall/mysql-4.0.15a/support- files) to the /etc/init.d folder and call it mysql

(the command to copy it from the support- files directory is "cp mysql.server


Use the following commands to create symbolic links in the startup folders for run levels

3 and 5. MySQL will now start automatically when you boot up.

cd /etc/rc3.d

ln -s ../init.d/mysql S85mysql

ln -s ../init.d/mysql K85mysql

cd /etc/rc5.d

ln -s ../init.d/mysql S85mysql

ln -s ../init.d/mysql K85mysql

cd ../init.d

chmod 755 mysql

This is what I did on the sensor:

[root@snort_jr_dmz support-files]# ps -ef|grep mysql

root 10288 9496 0 11:26 pts/0 00:00:00 grep mysql

[root@snort_jr_dmz support-files]# cd /etc/rc5.d/

[root@snort_jr_dmz rc5.d]# ls

K01yum K35winbind S00microcode_ctl S10network S14nfslock S26apmd S55sshd S80sendmail S95atd

K05saslauthd K50snmpd S05kudzu S12syslog S20random S28autofs S56rawdevices S85gpm S97rhnsd

K20nfs K50snmptrapd S08iptables S13irqbalance S24pcmcia S40smartd S56xinetd S90crond S99local

K24irda K74nscd S09isdn S13portmap S25netfs S44acpid S58ntpd S95anacron

[root@snort_jr_dmz rc5.d]# cd /etc/init.d/mysql

-bash: cd: /etc/init.d/mysql: Not a directory

[root@snort_jr_dmz rc5.d]# cd /etc/rc3.d/

[root@snort_jr_dmz rc3.d]# ln -s ../init.d/mysql S86mysql

[root@snort_jr_dmz rc3.d]# ln -s ../init.d/mysql K86mysql

[root@snort_jr_dmz rc3.d]# cd /etc/rc5.d/

[root@snort_jr_dmz rc5.d]# ln -s ../init.d/mysql S86mysql

[root@snort_jr_dmz rc5.d]# ln -s ../init.d/mysql K86mysql

[root@snort_jr_dmz rc5.d]# cdmod 755 mysql


[root@snort_jr_dmz rc5.d]# cd ../init.d

[root@snort_jr_dmz init.d]# chmod 755 mysql

[root@snort_jr_dmz init.d]# /etc/init.d/mysql start

/etc/init.d/mysql: line 1: my_print_defaults: command not found

Can't execute /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld_safe from dir /usr/local/mysql

The 2 lines above is the error I am receiving? What is wrong?

thanks !!!