<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jayman18:
I got a problem installing mySql under Windows NT. I can't start the
service. It doesn't work with the command line neither with the control
Starting with control panel --> services says: "Couldn't start mySql. The
process was interrupted"
Starting with the command line says: "A system error occured. System error
1067. The process was interrupted"
Can anyone help me??
This is a copy of the readme that came with the win32 version mysql. It should answer all of your questions about running as a service under NT. I am running mysql, apachie and php on nt4.0 sp4. Good Luck!
This is the shareware release of MySQL for Win32.
Please refer to the file SHAREWARE-LICENSE for information about how you
can use this MySQL version.
(In short form; This is an old but complete and pretty stable MySQL
version that you have the right to use for an evaluation period of 30
days. MySQL will not in any way force you to register and it will
continue to work even after the evaluation period. We trust that if
you find MySQL usefull and start using it 'for real' you will register
a MySQL-Win32 license. By doing this you will get access to the newest
MySQL-Win32 version and will get free updates to future MySQL-Win32
The latest information about MySQL can be found at: http://www.tcx.se
To see what it can do take a look at the features section in the
For future plans see the TODO appendix in the manual.
New features/bug fixes history is in the news appendix in the manual.
For the currently known bugs/misfeatures (known errors) see the bugs
appendix in the manual.
For examples of SQL and benchmarking information see the bench
The manual mentioned above can be found in the Docs directory. The
manual is available in the following formats: as text in
Docs/manual.txt, as HTML in Docs/manual_toc.html, as GNU Info in
Docs/mysql.info and as PostScript in Docs/manual.ps.
For a contributed user manual see http://www.turbolift.com/mysql.
MySQL is brought to you by: Michael (Monty) Widenius at TcX
For the other contributors see the Credits appendix in the manual.
At http://www.tcx.se/Downloads you can find a port of perl, with
DBI, DBD-MySQL and DBD-ODBC that works under Win32 against a Win32
or Unix mysqld server!
Notes for this version:
The default version of mysqld (the SQL server) is compiled with full
debugging and automatic memory allocation checking. You can also use the
optimized version mysqld-opt, but if you have any problems you should
try the normal version!
Starting MySQL (this will start mysqld in the background without a window):
or on NT if you don't want to start mysqld as a service:
binmysqladmin -u root shutdown
binmysqlshow -u root mysql
binmysqladmin version status proc
On NT mysqld can be installed as a service with:
binmysqld --install # Install MySQL as a service
binmysqld --remove # remove MySQL as a service
Note that in this case you can't use any other options for mysqld!
You can also run mysqld as a standalone program on NT if you
start mysqld with any other option! If you start mysqld without options
on NT, mysqld starts itself with the default service options.
It is installed with the name "MySql". Once installed it must be
started using Services Control Manager (SCM) Utility (found in Control
Panel). If some options are wanted they must be specified as "Startup
parameters" in the SCM utility before start.
Once running mysqld can be stopped using mysqladmin or from Services
Control Manager Utility. In case of stopping from SCM, there is a
strange message from SCM but mysqld shutdown normally. Running as
service mysqld has not access at console and so no messages can be
On NT you can get the following service error messages:
Permission Denied - Means that it cannot find mysqld.exe
Cannot Register - Means that the path is incorrect
- You can also use MyODBC or perl to connect to mysqld.
- This version is configured to be installed in c:mysql. You can in
install it anywhere, but if you install it at any other location you have
to tell mysqld where everything is by supplying options to mysqld. Use
binmysqld --help to print all options!
If you for example have moved the MySQL distribution to D
you have to start mysqld with:
rogramsmysqlbinmysqld --basedir D
- If you have problems installing mysqld as a service, try starting mysqld
with the full path: 'C:mysqlbinmysqld --install'.
If this doesn't work, you can get mysqld to start properly by fixing
the path in the registry!
- Most things appears to work nicely on Win32. We use the MySQL
benchmarks and crash-me to check each version before releasing it.
- The distributed default MySQL version is compiled with debugging information
so one can get a trace file with: mysqld --debug. After one has verified
mysqld works correctly one can switch to the optimized version:
- There is a leak of about 200 bytes for each MySQL connection on
Win95 (Not on Win98 or NT). The problem is probably in the Windows95
This means that one should try to use persistent connections or
boot the computer once in a while. Actually the above is not fatal as
one needs about 5000 connection to leak one megabyte.
- We haven't still solved how we can get signals in threads to break
connections. This means that a connection will not automaticly be
disconnected after 8 hours as the Unix version of MySQL.
This also means that if a connection 'hangs' it's impossible to
break it without killing MySQL. 'mysqladmin kill' will also not
work on a sleeping connection and 'mysqladmin shutdown' can't abort
as long as there are sleeping connections.
- Normally one should add a password for the 'root' user and take mysqld down
mysqladmin --user=root --password=your_password shutdown
In this case one should remove the entry with host='localhost' and user=''
from the user database.
The above is most easly done with:
shell> mysql mysql
mysql> delete from user where host='localhost' and user='';
shell> mysqladmin reload
shell> mysqladmin -u root password your_password
- As filenames are case insensitive on Win32, database and table names
are also case insensitive in MySQL for Win32. The only restriction is
that a table name must match the same case for the whole query:
SELECT * from table_name where TABLE_NAME.col=1 # This won't work.
- Directories in Win95 are separated with '' which is also the escape
character in MySQL. If you are using LOAD DATA INFILE or SELECT INTO
OUTFILE you have to double the '' or use the unix style filenames '/'
SELECT * FROM skr INTO OUTFILE 'C:/tmp/skr.txt';
LOAD DATA INFILE "C:tmpskr.txt" INTO TABLE skr;
- The distributed MySQL version is compiled with debugging information
so one can get a trace file with: mysqld --debug.
- There are two versions of the 'mysql' command line tool; 'mysql', compiled
on native Win32, which offers very limited text editing capabilities and
'mysqlc', compiled with the Cygnus gnu compiler and libraries, which offers
As mysqlc is from the old MySQL 3.20 release you must start mysqld with:
binmysqld --old-protocol --port=3333
if you want to use readline editing. You must also copy libcygwin.dll
to windowssystem (or similar place).
- The default permission is that anyone can use any database that
starts with 'test' from any host and only root can take mysql down:
mysqladmin -u root shutdown
- This distribution includes the a prototype of a new GUI tool,
MySQLManager, by James Pereria. This has still some rough edges,
but it can serve as a great base for further development!
- If you get "Access denied" when using 'mysql -u root mysql' try to create
a file named 'hosts' in the windows folder with the following information:
This file should also solve the problem if you have an dialup account
and your computer tries to dial up every time a mysql client tries to
connect to the mysql server. You can test that the file is ok by doing
'ping localhost'; If you get a reply, without a your machine is trying
to dial up your ISP, your machine is set up correctly.
If you want to help us develop MySQL for Win95 please mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org to get help to set up your environment!
All questions that are specific to the windows version should be
posted to this list! Please remember to include all relevant
information that may help solve your problem. Note that we at TCX
will not answer any mails for the MySQL shareware version (but there
are still many users on the above list that can help you if you
run into trouble).
Requests to be added or dropped from the mysql-win32 list should be
sent to the electronic mail address email@example.com. Sending a one-line
message with body text of either "subscribe mysql-win32" or
"unsubscribe mysql-win32" will suffice. If your reply address is not
valid, you may use "subscribe mysql-win32 firstname.lastname@example.org" or
"unsubscribe mysql-win32 email@example.com".
One behalf of the TcX gang,
Michael Widenius & David Axmark