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

Tom Dexter digitalaudiorock at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 14:42:32 UTC 2010

On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 4:40 AM, Robin Gilks <g8ecj at gilks.org> wrote:
> 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?
> --
> Robin Gilks

I did that MySQL upgrade on my Gentoo backend some time ago with no problem.

I stopped the backend to do the mysql update and ran mysql_upgrade
(important for major mysql releases) and did etc-update.  I can't
remember for sure if there were a lot of my.cnf changes...I may have
gone with the new default my.cnf.


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