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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2002

    Unanswered: Daemon only runs when my.cnf is deleted

    Hi All

    I have spent all day trying to work out why I can't get 'mysqld' up and running. I kept getting messages relating to the locations of files. Someone then pointed me in the direction of 'my.cnf'. It was indeed a configuration problem. I then changed the settings, which solved my original problems but then created a new set of problems. I then came across a forum post that said how one user could only get things working by deleting 'my.cnf'. In desparation I tried it, and low and behold it worked.

    Now I just want to know why it worked. Isn't 'my.cnf' necessary to run mysql?

    I am using MySQL 3.24.40.

    My 'my.cnf' was as follows:


    The error message I was getting when trying to run 'safe_mysql' (before I deleted 'my.cnf') was as follows:

    020424 11:09:57 mysqld started
    /usr/local/libexec/mysqld: File './qube.log' not found (Errcode: 13)

    020424 11:09:57 Could not use qube.log for logging (error 13)

    020424 11:09:57 /usr/local/libexec/mysqld: Can't create/write to file '/usr/local/var/' (Errcode: 13)

    020424 11:09:57 /usr/local/libexec/mysqld: Can't find file: './mysql/host.frm' (errno: 13)

    020424 11:09:57 /usr/local/libexec/mysqld: Error on delete of '/usr/local/var/' (Errcode: 13)

    020424 11:09:57 mysqld ended

    Any ideas?

    Regards, Ben.

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