I am trying to move my MySQL datadir. my.cnf is now:
# Default to using old password format for compatibility with mysql 3.x
# clients (those using the mysqlclient10 compatibility package).
This all seemed pretty straightforward but I now cannot get mysqld to start (or can I?). It is really not clear what is happening - when I run mysqld_safe
I get the error message: A mysqld process already exists
. service mysqld stop
produces a Stopping MySQL: [ OK ]
I am really confused as to what is going on - help greatly appreciated!
I also get constant SELinux errors (currently in permissive mode so should not actually be stopping it) and cannot work out what to do about them at all..