Comment 23 for bug 573318

Alfred Maghi (alfred-maghi) wrote :

I have the same problem in Natty Ubuntu 11.04.

$ sudo service mysql start
start: Job failed to start

/etc/mysql/my.cnf file was missing, I created it, it is readable ("-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3770 /etc/mysql/my.cnf") but now "sudo service mysql start" does nothing but wait. No error message, nothing happens:

$ sudo service mysql status
mysql start/running

mysql service doesn't start but I can run mysqld_safe.
110513 02:05:36 mysqld_safe Logging to syslog.
110513 02:05:36 mysqld_safe Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
110513 02:05:36 mysqld_safe mysqld from pid file /var/lib/mysql/meuh-desktop.pid ended

I am not sure this a bug.