I upgraded my OS from redhat 2.6.3 to 2.6.5 after that when I restarted my MySQL server but it not started,

error message is "150320 11:53:17 [ERROR] Error message file '/usr/share/mysql/english/errmsg.sys' had only 641 error messages, but it should contain at least 728 error messages." and when I fired the command service mysql start it giving error "Starting MySQL......The server quit without updating PID file (/var/mysql-data/hostname.pid). [FAILED]"

Please help..

1 Answer 1


I got the sollution:

  1. Extract your new MySQL file:

    tar -zxf mysql-5.1.58.tar.gz
  2. Rename the old errmsg.sys file showing in the error message

    mv /usr/share/mysql/english/errmsg.sys /usr/share/mysql/english/errmsg.sys.old
  3. Copy the new errmsg.sys file to existing location:

    cp mysql-5.1.58/sql/share/english/errmsg.sys /usr/share/mysql/english/errmsg.sys
  4. Start your server:

    service mysql start

Detail explanation can be found here.

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