problems running mysql_install_db5

Bradley Giesbrecht pixilla at
Fri Mar 18 12:53:15 PDT 2011

On Mar 18, 2011, at 11:08 AM, Andrea D'Amore wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 10:22 PM, Bradley Giesbrecht
> <pixilla at> wrote:
>> $ sudo port uninstall mysql5-server
>> $ sudo port uninstall mysql5
> My guess is that while "moving back" he overwrote the live hardlinks
> in $prefix, so a
>  ls -lL /opt/local/bin/mysql_install_db5
> would have shown only one link rather than two.
> But after uninstall and reinstall we'll never know.

At this point, and considering that it takes about 5 minutes to get  
mysql compiled and configured, I'd be happy if David can just clean up  
his mistakes so we are not guessing.


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