[CentOS] cannot start Mysql

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Mon Oct 20 09:33:23 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-10-20 at 08:14 +0100, Obantec Support wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "William L. Maltby" <CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com>
> <snip hdr stuff>

> >
> > That makes me think OP did a yum install mysql instead of a yum group
> > install. Per the output in my previous post, default packages for the
> > *group* include mysql-server. If my assumption is correct, he'll
> > probably hit more stumbling blocks, depending on what he's doing
> > ultimately, as other parts of a default install will likely be missing
> > too. Might be better to unstall (that *ought* to be a valid word, huh?
> > Would save typing.  :-) and do a group install to get a good starting
> > point.
> >
> >>
> >> Dunc
> >> <snip sig stuff>
> ><snip>

> Hi
> as i originally posted i did not install Mysql, i just did a default boot 
> install of the CentOS DVD iso.
> seems 1 package of MySql was installed mysql-5.0.45-7.el5.

Hmm. I wonder then if that is a bug in CentOS. Since the "default" shown
from the earlier posts indicates that several other pieces, including
the server daemon, should come along with the "mandatory" piece, mysql.

> i followed the advice to yum mysql-server and now its up and running.
> (yum got 1 dependence Perl-DBD)


> thanks to all who replied.
> Mark 
> <snip sig stuff>


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