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mysql_install_db as user
Is this script supposed to be runnable as a normal (i.e., non-root) user?
In MySQL 5.6 there is logic that prevents the chown() of the mysql data
dir when running as non-root. MariaDB 10.1.8 doesn’t seem to have this
logic, so the script fails when chown() fails.
Is this change intended? We have tests that verify functionality of
user-created, UNIX-socket-only MySQL/MariaDB servers. These work on
MySQL 5.6 but not on MariaDB 10.1.
Here is the command-line output:
~/temp $ /usr/bin/mysql_install_db --datadir=mysqldata
chown: changing ownership of `mysqldata': Operation not permitted
Cannot change ownership of the database directories to the 'mysql'
user. Check that you have the necessary permissions and try again.
bash: __git_ps1: command not found
Thank you for your time!