Can't start mysqld

Colin Adams colinpauladams at
Wed Apr 22 13:52:46 PDT 2009

That's just what I can't do - these instructions don't work because of
the access problem.

(They say there is no existing password, but the system denies me
access anyway).

2009/4/22 Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg at>:
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 08:29:46PM +0100, Colin Adams wrote:
>> I can access mysql if i start it with the --skip-grant-tables option,
>> and then i can set the root user's password, but I still can't login
>> when i restart it.
> Did you even bother to follow the instructions from installation method?
> Consider running "pkg_info -D mysql-server" again...
> Joerg

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