[mythtv-users] Recent Gentoo mysql update broke backend startup

Robin Gilks g8ecj at gilks.org
Fri Nov 12 10:38:04 UTC 2010

>> This is a weird one - not restarted the machine for a couple of months
>> but
>> tonight having done so I find that the backend won't start from the
>> init
>> script. It runs fine off the command line as root user but if I su to
>> the
>> mythtv user it asks if I want to configure the database  connection.
>> The error is that it can't connect to the mysql server.  Nothing has
>> changed in the startup script so it must be something with the  way the
>> mysql server does stuff now having moved from 5.0.90 to  5.1.50
>> Anyone any ideas?
> /etc/conf.d/mysql was replaced and the default is no networking.
> Mike

My install is really old so I've got those bits in /etc/mysql/my.cnf -
just had to comment out the bindaddress=


Robin Gilks

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