Subject: Re: mysql incomplete post-install script
To: Markus Illenseer <>
From: Dave Burgess <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/01/2002 09:59:18
Because of the unprecedented amount of space the mysql user needs to control
(exclusively) I would actually vote that we actually create a database user of
some kind. The group isn't as important as the user, but the user is

Markus Illenseer wrote:

> > 1- add mysql user/group (like it was in the past for named, and recently
> > for ntpd), and give it ownership on /var/mysql
>  I vote against. Or at least I vote for a clear message, that this user is
> created on demand, and how to do that.
> >
> > 2- Issue an explanatory message on what to add to
> > rc.local, or better create an rc.script.
>  I thought that the script is created in /usr/pkg/etc/rc.d/, no?

The script "mysql.server" is created, but it should be copied to the
.../etc/rc.d as "mysqld".  I moved the script by hand without even thinking
that the package should know to do that.

> Markus Illenseer