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Date:      Wed, 4 Jul 2007 21:37:49 -0400
From:      "Bob" <>
To:        "Andrew Falanga" <>, "User Questions" <>
Subject:   RE: How does one start mysql after installing from ports
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To autostart mysql at boot add this to /etc/rc.conf

Add this to /etc/rc.conf to direct to use location where there is a large
enough free disk space
to hold your databases

To start or stop mysql server do this
/usr/local/share/mysql/mysql.server start
/usr/local/share/mysql/mysql.server stop

You have to tell mysql to create its internel control db
by running this command one time first before trying to create databases.
mysql_install_db --user=mysql

To verify mysql is operational issue these commands
mysqladmin version
mysqladmin variables

To start command line session with mysql server to
create a DB enter
mysql -u root

The online mysql manual is at

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