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Re: Fresh install of MySQL 5.6.23 fails to start on CentOS 7.0




If the datadir is empty. you have to execute a different utility  mysql_install_db.  This will create a correct initial database.

Jesus!  I HATE systemd.  The sysV init script handled this correctly.

On 02/12/2015 02:06 PM, Cameron Mann wrote:
> Hi Robert,
>
> The value in my.cnf is datadir=/var/lib/mysql. The directory is
> initially empty, which I believe is normal; there shouldn't be
> anything in there until mysqld is started for the first time (at least
> that's the behaviour of 5.6.22, which works fine). After mysqld fails
> to start, an empty mysql directory is created.
>
> Cameron
>
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 2:35 PM, Bob Eby <ebyrob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi Cameron,
>>
>> I've seen a similar error running on windows 7.
>>
>> When you look in your datadir= specified in my.ini what is there exactly
>> (hopefully not empty)?  Do you have a mysql folder containing plugin.* files
>> at this location? (say .MYI etc)
>>
>> It sounds like your data folders were either not copied to the correct place
>> or not properly configured before starting the server.
>>
>> It's been a while, but I recall there being an "install" step to getting the
>> correct basic database files into your datadir specified in my.ini.
>>
>> Good Luck,
>> Robert Eby


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