MySQL distributions on Unix include a script named mysql.server. It can be used on systems such as Linux and Solaris that use System V-style run directories to start and stop system services. It is also used by the Mac OS X Startup Item for MySQL.
mysql.server can be found in the
support-files directory under your MySQL
installation directory or in a MySQL source distribution.
If you use the Linux server RPM package
the mysql.server script will be installed in
/etc/init.d directory with the name
mysql. You need not install it manually.
See Section 2.4, “Installing MySQL from RPM Packages on Linux”, for more
information on the Linux RPM packages.
Some vendors provide RPM packages that install a startup script under a different name such as mysqld.
If you install MySQL from a source distribution or using a binary distribution format that does not install mysql.server automatically, you can install it manually. Instructions are provided in Section 18.104.22.168, “Starting and Stopping MySQL Automatically”.
mysql.server reads options from the
[mysqld] sections of option files. For
backward compatibility, it also reads
[mysql_server] sections, although you should
rename such sections to
you begin using MySQL 4.0 or later.
mysql.server supports the following options.