Bug 80568 - 'mysql' user does not exist.
'mysql' user does not exist.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mysql (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Patrick Macdonald
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-12-27 21:29 EST by Crutcher Dunnavant
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-12 12:43:15 EST
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Description Crutcher Dunnavant 2002-12-27 21:29:55 EST
Description of problem:
The mysql daemon gets run as the 'mysql' user, which is not created by the
package at install time.

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Comment 1 Patrick Macdonald 2003-03-12 12:43:15 EST
Hi Crutcher,

Are you sure you installed the mysql-server package.  The mysql user
is created when that package is installed.

This is the output from a clean RHL 8.0 installation:

[root@toll root]# su mysql
su: user mysql does not exist
[root@toll root]# rpm -qa | grep mysql
[root@toll root]# rpm -i /tmp/mysql-3.23.52-3.i386.rpm
/tmp/mysql-server-3.23.52-3.i386.rpm /tmp/perl-DBD-MySQL-2.1017-3.i386.rpm
[root@toll root]# su mysql
bash-2.05b$ whoami

The service mysqld start works fine as well.

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