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I have a server running Freebsd 6.3, and I'm trying to install mysql-server.

I went to the /ports/databases/mysql51-server directory and did:

make install

And everything seemed to go smooth. MySQL was not running, so I tried /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mysql-server start and this command returned, but there still is no MySQL server running.

I tried to verify this two ways:

telnet localhost 3306


telnet 3306
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You have to enable MySQL in rc.conf; add mysql_enable="YES" to the file.

Then run /usr/local/etc/rc.d/mysql-server start again.

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