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Old 11-01-2004, 04:22 PM   #1
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Unable to install MySQL 4.1.7 on SuSE Professional 9.0 (solved)

I'm attempting to install the MySQL binaries downloaded from mysql's website for version 4.1.7 on my desktop machine.
All steps have been performed as root.
The mysql user and group have been created
I've untarred and unzipped the downloaded file.
I've run
ln -s /usr/local/mysql-standard-4.1.7-pc-linux-i686 mysql
I've run
chown -R mysql:mysql  */*
So we're ready to install. Here we go!
dthacker:/usr/local/mysql # ./scripts/mysql_install_db --user mysql
Installing all prepared tables
Unknown table type:
Installation of system tables failed!

Examine the logs in ./data for more information.
You can also try to start the mysqld daemon with:
./bin/mysqld --skip-grant &
You can use the command line tool
./bin/mysql to connect to the mysql
database and look at the grant tables:
BOOM! Unfortunately, no logs are being written. Any ideas would be welcome!


Last edited by dthacker; 11-02-2004 at 03:59 PM.
Old 11-02-2004, 04:02 PM   #2
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My problem was caused by a stray
file that was left over from a previous installation. Be very sure you've deleted these if you are going for a clean install!
Old 11-03-2004, 11:31 AM   #3
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Location: Queretaro Mexico
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Considering what you did

Dear DTHacker:

Thanks to your post, I've spent the morning reading on SUSE in several places.

This site has ALL THE PACKAGES, the complete LIST OF PACKAGES included with SUSE Pro 9.2, I copied and pasted them in a text editor to see the count of packages: 3926, INCLUDING A MENSTRUATION CALENDAR!!.

Regarding your MySQL situation: Did you (a)erase the directory of the old MySQL, or did you (b) rpm -e the package? In case of (b), was the file you mention still left there?


Last edited by energiza; 11-03-2004 at 04:44 PM.


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