MariaDB won't start

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Wed Feb 19 07:16:49 PST 2014

On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 3:08 AM, Michael Crawford <mdcrawford at>wrote:

> I can't get online with the machine I'm trying to use MariaDB on, so I
> won't quote the full text of the messages.  But if you need me to I
> can transfer them on a stick.
> $ port info mariadb
> mariadb @5.5.34_1

Have you installed mariadb-server? Without it, you get the server
components but not the configuration or the glue to start them properly.

brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
allbery.b at                                  ballbery at
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