May 11, 2009
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.
Days in the life of a geek
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!