We can't seem to get the MySql daemon to start when using the included init script...
A clean install on linux (ubuntu 14.04) was done using the generic MySql binary tarball. The following post-install steps were successful: (NOTE: installation locations and owner account were customized)
$ mysql_install_db --user=mysql-owner --basedir=/mysql-path --datadir=/mysql.data-path
$ mysqld_safe --user=mysql-owner --basedir=/mysql-path --datadir=/mysql.data-path
After those steps were completed (the last resulting in a changed 'root' password and some additional security locks), the mysqld service was stopped.
Subsequently, the 'mysql.server' init script was modified accordingly:
Along with my.cnf:
After manually executing the init script:
The service fails to start and produces the following output in the hostname.err file:
[ERROR] Fatal error: Can't open and lock privilege tables: Table 'mysql.user' doesn't exist
mysqld_safe mysqld from pid file /mysql-path/run/mysql.pid ended
All of the references to this error seem to be based upon incorrect ownership/privileges and/or corruption due to an upgrade routine. Well, this is a clean install (on a new server), and the service seemingly runs fine when manually started from the command line, so I don't see it being an ownership issue. It "feels" like the init script is dropping a configuration setting, but which one...?