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Old 06-18-2003, 11:58 PM   #1
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Unhappy MySQL on SuSe

I'm running SuSe professional 8.2 and I want to run the Slashcode. After reading the slashcode FAQ/README I installed apache (including mod_perl) and MySQL. I checked all dependencies and they were reported to be OK.

I downloaded the pdf manual from and I tried setting up a database as follows:
login as root:
# mysql_install_db
Now I'm getting the following output:
ERROR: 1 Can't create/write to file ' ./mysql/db.frm' (Errcode: 13)
I also tried installing as a regular user with the same result.

I read up on it in the MySQL manual, but the directories that should exist do not exist in the SuSe install. Instead, they are spread all over my system. There are some files in /usr/bin/share, /usr/sbin, and in some other places. It also seems that there are a few dirs missing ../mysql/scripts/ for example. The mysql command doesn't work either... mysqld exits immediateley, and so does safe_mysqld. I tested it on my workstation (AMD Athlon 700MHz, 384MB) and my laptop (P3Mobile 600MHz, 512MB), but both have the same problem.

I am at a total loss here. WTF did SuSe do with the MySQL rpm's? and more importantly: why? Deliberately breaking an installdir doesn't seem a good way to promote your distro... I bought SuSe 8.2 professional, but ofcourse they don't support 3rd party apps.

Anyone out here have had the same problem(s)? I tried searching the forums and the internet, but this didn't come up.


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