James Mwaiponya James Mwaiponya - 1 month ago 4x
Linux Question

mysql_install_db Generic Message Why?

For whatever reason my MySQL server crashed and I had to use mysql_install_db initialise mysql data directory.
This installation worked. However I have to start the server manually every time it reboots.
I have tried to run

sudo update-rc.d mysql defaults
so that it should start automatically at boot time but the MySQL server does not start.
One thing I can remember is that after finishing installation using mysql_install_db there was this generic message

"To start mysqld at boot time you have to copy
support-files/mysql.server to the right place for your system"

According to some quarters the right place for the system (Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.16.0-77-generic x86_64)) is /etc/init.d/ but the problem at hand the location of
support-files/mysql.server. I have tried
$ sudo find / -name mysql.server
and outputs nothing. Where is support-files/mysql.server located.

MySQL version is mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.5.50, for debian-linux-gnu (x86_64)


A thousand ways to kill a rat.The mysql server can be started manually by running the following commands:

sudo service mysql stop
sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop
sudo killall -KILL mysql mysqld_safe mysqld
sudo /etc/init.d/mysql start
sudo service mysql start

Automate these series of commands by putting them in Ubuntu rc.local file. A crontab at boot up may execute the commands prematurely.