Please send contents of current mysqld file

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sun Mar 13 15:17:55 PDT 2011

On Mar 10, 2011, at 15:10, David Gentry wrote:

> Bayard,
> I am responding to your message:
>> "It's not really clear what leads you to suspect corruption in the first instance. Perhaps we might start with how you get to that conclusion and work out a shared understanding of the problem on that basis?"
> Please refer to my reply to raimue at which is message 10 is the list of March 9, 2011.  If you don't have that message 10, I would be happy to repeat it for you.

David, I assume you're referring to this message:

There, all you showed was that mysql_install_db5 was unable to find mysqld in directories under /usr/local/mysql-5.5.6-rc-osx10.6-x86_64. Those directories are where an official installation of mysql would have put files, so that's not the correct place for a MacPorts mysql to be searching for things, and you already said you deleted all files there, so it's no surprise it can't find it there. This does not indicate mysqld is corrupt; it indicates mysql_install_db5 is searching for mysqld in the wrong places. We need to figure out why it's doing that.

Following that, you started moving MacPorts-installed files around, which should not be necessary for success, so I'm not going to deal with anything past that point. Put all MacPorts-installed files back where they were, then we can investigate further.

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