Description of problem:
I cannot find mysqld_safe or safe_mysqld on my RH ES 3 server. I
know MySQL is installed [rpm -q mysql returns mysql 3.23.58-1.9].
But under /usr/bin (where the mysql tools seems to be located) I
cannot find a way to start the server. There are a bunch on mysqlx
or mysql_x files but no mysqld or mysqladmin. What am I doing wrong
here? Should MySQL server be ready to go out of the box? Thought it
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
/usr/bin/safe_mysqld is part of the mysql-server package. It sounds
to me like you didn't install that package. In original RHEL3 this is
unsurprising because mysql-server is not part of the base OS --- you
need to install it from the "Extras" CD. If you have one of the more
recent updates then I think it is in the base distribution. But in any
case you have only installed the client-side files, not the server.