Bug 88117 - init script overrides config file
init script overrides config file
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 76051
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: 2003-04-05 20:51 EST by Brandon Davis
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:52 EDT (History)
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Description Brandon Davis 2003-04-05 20:51:19 EST
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Description of problem:
If the datadir for mysql is changed in /etc/my.cnf the new datadir is ignored
because it is overriden by the the datadir defined in /etc/rc.d/init.d/mysqld.
If I change the datadir in /etc/my.cnf when I restart mysqld it should use the
new datadir, but the command that is generated by the script overrides the
option that I define in /etc/my.cnf.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.create a directory /mysql
2.cp -R /var/lib/mysql/ /mysql
3.chown -R mysql:mysql /mysql
4.edit /etc/my.cnf to use the /mysql for datadir
5.restart mysqld

Actual Results:  /sbin/service mysqld status
returns: mysqld dead but subsys locked

Expected Results:  mysql should be running and should be using /mysql for the

Additional info:

if the variable datadir in /etc/rc.d/init.d/mysqld is changed to be /mysql then
it will work, but I shouldn't have to change this. It should  just use what I
defined in the config file.
Comment 1 Patrick Macdonald 2003-04-07 09:00:33 EDT
This is a duplicate of an enhancement request.  We're currently looking into
it.  Dup of 76051

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76051 ***
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:52:30 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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