can't start mysql56 after move datadir

Bradley Giesbrecht pixilla at
Fri Feb 13 13:13:16 PST 2015

On Feb 13, 2015, at 12:38 PM, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at> wrote:

> Since I cannot get mysql server to run, from
>  /opt/local/lib/mysql56/bin/mysqladmin variables | grep socket
> I obtain output:
>  /opt/local/lib/mysql56/bin/mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
> error: 'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/opt/local/var/run/mysql56/mysqld.sock' (61)'
> Check that mysqld is running and that the socket: '/opt/local/var/run/mysql56/mysqld.sock' exists!
> The same thing happens if I try to execute "sudo port load mysql56-server". Evidently mysql is never starting with my non-default datadir location.

What happens when you start mysqld manually:
sudo /opt/local/lib/mysql56/bin/mysqld --gdb --user=_mysql

Bradley Giesbrecht (pixilla)

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