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[nycphp-talk] trouble starting mysql at boot time (RedHat 9)

John Lacey jlacey at ix.netcom.com
Mon Aug 25 14:25:13 EDT 2003


David,

rename your symlink to "mysql" instead of "mysqld"... i.e. according to 
what you've written, the startup script in  /etc/init.d is "mysql"
and the symlink is "mysqld"... just make them match

John


David Mintz wrote:

>This RedHat novice is having trouble getting MySQL to autostart on boot.
>
>Following instructions found in my MySQL book, I have put a symlink in
>/etc/rc3.d as follows
>
>[david at vernon0 rc3.d]$ ls -l S99mysql
>lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           16 Aug 25 12:02 S99mysql -> ../init.d/mysqld
>
>and init.d/mysql looks like this
>
>[david at vernon0 rc3.d]$ head ../init.d/mysqld
>#!/bin/bash
>#
># mysqld        This shell script takes care of starting and stopping
>#               the MySQL subsystem (mysqld).
>#
># chkconfig: - 78 12
># description:  MySQL database server.
># processname: mysqld
># config: /etc/my.cnf
># pidfile: /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid
># [ etc ]
>
>and its permission are set thus
>
>[david at vernon0 rc3.d]$ ls -l  ../init.d/mysqld
>-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root         1772 Apr 30 13:31 ../init.d/mysqld
>
>
>I'm told this mysqld script is the beast that's also known as
>mysql.server. My understanding is that when Linux boots and gets to
>runlevel 3, it invokes the S99mysql script with an argument of 'start'.
>
>When I reboot, I don't get any mysql starting and I can't find any error
>messages saying what went wrong -- maybe because I don't know where to
>look. /var/log/mysqld.log is empty.
>
>I can't watch the boot process on the console right now because I'm
>accessing the machine via SSH, so I reboot it, then log back in and look
>in /var/log/boot.log, and it is silent as far as mysql is concerned.
>
>Suggestions?
>
>TIA
>
>
>
>
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