I've just installed MySQL v3.23.21-beta from source after uninstalling a previous RPM version.
I built and installed it as in the docs:
shell> make install
shell> /usr/local/mysql/bin/safe_mysqld &
But the last stage, safe_mysqld always gives the error:
chown: too few arguments
Try `chown --help' for more information.
Starting mysqld daemon with databases
mysqld daemon ended
This new mysql version is part of my server upgrade to php4 etc- so much hassle that i wish i'd never started ;-)