MySQL install troubles.

Eric Jacobs eric at
Fri Feb 4 15:04:38 MST 2011

There really isn't anything under /usr/local except for what mysql put
there. I make file lists before installing anything so I know exactly
what went in during the install. The only files under /usr/local were
put there by the mysql installation.

I think I'll re-image tonight and give it another go. I'm doing all of
this in a test VPS so I'm not too worried about messing it up. It will
be production one day, but for now I'm just learning the ropes of
bringing up web servers.

Thanks for all of your advice,

On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 2:46 PM, Doran L. Barton <fozz at> wrote:
> Not long ago, Eric Jacobs proclaimed...
>> I chowned everything under /usr/local to mysqld:mysqld
> I read this and, despite this having already been addressed by someone
> else, feel I must add my endorsement of using distribution-provided
> packages instead of rolling your own, especially if you intend your use
> case extends beyond the realm of personal experimentation.
> --
> Doran L. Barton <fozz at> - Linux, Perl, Web, good fun, and more!
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