Still stuck with mysql installation

Posted on 2007-09-28
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
I'm still stuck in the installation process for mysql, so I'm expanding the scope to include Unix/Linux domains:

If someone can help me resolve that question (for 500 pts), please post a comment to this question for an additional 500 pts.

I'd really like to get past this issue.  Thanks.
Question by:cfgo
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    I posted something to try on the other question.
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    The installation does not create a mysql.conf file by default.  The installation instructions lists that the config needs to be created.    I beleive it is to prevent overwritting of an existing conf file.  
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    After you run mysql_install_db successfully,
    copy support-files/my-medium.cnf to /etc/mysql.cnf
    then run support-files/mysql.server.

    If you still get the same error, post the error message.

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    You do not necessarily have to have my.cnf in /etc/ directory. MySql looks for it in /etc/ or the <mysql-install-dir>/data/my.cnf or the user home directory ~/.my.cnf.

    So you can pick up either the small / medium or the large config file from the data directory of the mysql installation and then copy it as my.cnf. Does that answer your question?

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    Yes, Thank you, sanjooz.

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