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Date:      Thu, 5 Jul 2007 13:51:40 +0200
From:      "Johan Hendriks" <>
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Subject:   RE: How does one start mysql after installing from ports
Message-ID:  <57200BF94E69E54880C9BB1AF714BBCB19BB73@w2003s01.double-l.local>
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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 =
>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

Better is to use /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mysql start cq stop

>You have to tell mysql to create its internel control db
>by running this command one time first before trying to create =
>mysql_install_db --user=3Dmysql

If you did use /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mysql start, the above is not needed, =
it will do it automaticly if it does not find any database at startup.

>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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