[mythtv-users] mythfilldatabase problem on new install
pwilliamson at mandtbank.com
Thu Jun 9 01:10:40 UTC 2005
>>> mtdean at thirdcontact.com 06/08/05 8:06 PM >>>
>On 6/8/05, PAUL WILLIAMSON <pwilliamson at mandtbank.com> wrote:
>>Attempt to run mythfilldatabase results in (among other things)
>>and dumps me back to a command prompt.
> Sounds like your MySQL is using a non-default location for the
> How about putting the lines
> in the file ~/.my.cnf of the user running mythfilldatabase.
> The user running the fill is mythtv.
> You can find the location of the socket by running:
> mysql -u mythtv -p mythconverg -e status
> (from a user account that's already configured ;). If you don't
> have an account that can connect, check your start scripts to see
> if they specify a --socket option or MYSQL_UNIX_PORT
> environment variable. If so, put its value in .my.cnf. If not, your
> MySQL was probably compiled to use a different default location
> for the socket (using --with-unix-socket-path), so you can either
> find out what it was or use --socket or MYSQL_UNIX_PORT to set
> it back to the default (/tmp/mysql.sock).
Ok, here goes...
Added that stuff to a .my.cnf copied into mythtv user directory.
Running mysql -u mythtv -p mythconverg -e status results in
mysql Ver 11.18 Distrib 3.23.58, for redhat-linux-gnu (i386)
Connection id: 14
Current database: mythconverg
Current user: mythtv at localhost
Current pager: stdout
Using outfile: ''
Server version: 3.23.58
Protocol version: 10
Connection: Localhost via UNIX socket
Client characterset: latin1
Server characterset: latin1
UNIX socket: /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
Uptime: 13 min 34 sec
Threads: 1 Questions: 211 Slow queries: 0 Opens: 14 Flush tables: 1
Open tables: 8 Queries per second avg: 0.259
Seeing that mysql.sock is in /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock, I double
that was where it actually was, and it is. I also tried running as
got the same friggin result. This is the exact same setup as I had
before. I have my whole fc2 install backed up on a different
drive and was able to look at my old my.cnf. It was in the /etc
directory, and no sign of it anywhere else.
I'm using atrpms, and I think I got an updated mysql from there.
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