In my Fixit series I'll write about quick solutions to problems that I encounter every now and then.
Brief: MySQL daemon fails to start
Details: So, I recently installed MariaDB (Community fork of MySQL) on my Manjaro system and when I started the system with: sudo systemctl start mysqld
This is the error I get:
Job for mariadb.service failed because the control process exited with error code.
Let's look at
A start job for unit mariadb.service has finished with a failure.
Not very helpful, let's look at mysqld's status with:
systemctl status mysqld
InnoDB: The innodb\_system data file 'ibdata1' must be writable
Ah, there's the culprit mysql doesn't have write access to this file.
A quick look at the man page and after some google searches the solution I came up with was simple:
sudo chmod -R 777 /var/lib/mysql
If you are facing any issues while running
mysql\_secure\_installation, you can run
mysql\_upgrade -u root to fix the permission issues.
There we go, we have solved another problem, stay tuned for more FIxits. 🧑💻 🕵️