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Old 01-11-2005, 02:01 PM   #1
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mysqld: unrecognized option `--skip-external-locking'

Installed mysqld via APT on my debian system, it won't start!

I don't know what's with the --skip-external-locking, mysqld isn't a shell file calling the real mysqld and passing that option... any hints?

industry:~# mysqld | head
mysqld: unrecognized option `--skip-external-locking'
mysqld  Ver 3.23.49 for pc-linux-gnu on i686
Copyright (C) 2000 MySQL AB, by Monty and others
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software,
and you are welcome to modify and redistribute it under the GPL license
Starts the MySQL server

Usage: mysqld [OPTIONS]

  --ansi                Use ANSI SQL syntax instead of MySQL syntax
  -b, --basedir=path    Path to installation directory. All paths are
industry:~# cat /var/lib/mysql/my.cnf
# This file must exist - CAN-2003-0150, DSA-303
industry:~# cat /etc/mysql/my.cnf
# The MySQL database server configuration file.
# You can copy this to one of:
# - "/etc/mysql/my.cnf" to set global options,
# - "/var/lib/mysql/my.cnf" to set server-specific options or
# - "~/.my.cnf" to set user-specific options.
# One can use all long options that the program supports.
# Run program with --help to get a list of available options and with
# --print-defaults to see which it would actually understand and use.

# This will be passed to all mysql clients
# It has been reported that passwords should be enclosed with ticks/quotes
# escpecially if they contain "#" chars...
#password       = my_password
port            = 3306
socket          = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock

# Here is entries for some specific programs
# The following values assume you have at least 32M ram

# This was formally known as [safe_mysqld]. Both versions are currently parsed.
socket          = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock
nice            = 0

user            = mysql
pid-file        = /var/run/mysqld/
socket          = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock
port            = 3306
# Both location gets rotated by the cronjob.
#log            = /var/log/mysql.log
log             = /var/log/mysql/mysql.log
basedir         = /usr
datadir         = /var/lib/mysql
tmpdir          = /tmp
language        = /usr/share/mysql/english
# The skip-networking option will no longer be set via debconf menu.
# You have to manually change it if you want networking i.e. the server
# listening on port 3306. The default is "disable" - for security reasons.
key_buffer              = 16M
max_allowed_packet      = 16M
thread_stack            = 128K
# Query Cache Configuration
query_cache_limit       = 1048576
query_cache_size        = 26214400
query_cache_type        = 1
# Here you can see queries with especially long duration
#log-slow-queries       = /var/log/mysql/mysql-slow.log
# The following can be used as easy to replay backup logs or for replication
#server-id              = 1
#log-bin                = /var/log/mysql/mysql-bin.log
#binlog-do-db           = include_database_name
#binlog-ignore-db       = include_database_name
# Read the manual if you want to enable InnoDB!
# Read the manual, too, if you want chroot!
# chroot = /var/lib/mysql/
# If you want to enable SSL support (recommended) read the manual or my
# HOWTO in /usr/share/doc/mysql-server/SSL-MINI-HOWTO.txt
# ssl-ca=/etc/mysql/cacert.pem
# ssl-cert=/etc/mysql/server-cert.pem
# ssl-key=/etc/mysql/server-key.pem

max_allowed_packet      = 16M

#no-auto-rehash # faster start of mysql but no tab completition

key_buffer              = 16M


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