May 11, 2009
Days in the life of a geek

To get MySQL running after a Solaris pkgadd install, you have to manually delete the data directory and then run the script that creates the system tables.

But do the docs bother to mention that at all? NO!

Couldn't the pkgadd script do that by itself? PROBABLY, BUT IT DOESN'T!

Did Geoff lose a couple of days of his life to impotent frustration until he finally found this nugget of trivial foolishness on the intertubes somewhere? YES!

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