Can't start mysqld

Jeremy C. Reed reed at
Wed Apr 22 11:15:31 PDT 2009

> I guess the answer is the permissions - /tmp has drwxr-xr-x 4 root wheel
> Presumably mysql is using it's own id, even though I'm starting it from root.
> But I don't understand why /tmp isn't writeable by all. I guess this
> is a difference between linux and *BSD usage?

That sure looks wrong to me. Maybe /tmp wasn't created from a problem 
installation and then later something created when needed.

If was my system, I would do:	chmod 01777 /tmp

(By the way, see /etc/mtree/BSD.root.dist for tmp -- it may be 

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