On Tuesday 23 September 2008 17:34:44 Joseph Rawson wrote: > On Tuesday 23 September 2008 16:46:00 Chris Lale wrote: > > Hello. > > > > I am trying to build a Live CD containing a website delivered by Apache > > using PHP and MySQL. My host system is running Lenny. > > > > I can create an image in which Apache2, PHP5 and MySQL are all installed > > and behaving correctly. I want to configure MySQL in the image so that > > there is already a root user password and an existing database. > > > > I created the initial image and ran it in VirtualBox. In VirtualBox I > > successfully created a password for the MySQL root user and imported the > > database from a .sql file. I tarred up /var/lib/mysql/ and /etc/mysql/ to > > preserve ownership, and transferred them to config/chroot_local-includes/ > > on the host system using scp. I untarred them as root to preserve > > ownership. The owner and group names still corresponded exactly with the > > originals. > > > > I created a new image and mysqld failed to start. The problem may be that > > some files have changed owners and groups in the image. Eg on the host > > config/chroot_local-includes/var/lib/mysql/ibdata1 has owner "mysql-MySQL > > Server" and group "mysql", but in the image /var/lib/mysql/ibdata1 has > > owner "113" and group "118". > > > > It looks like the ids are being transferred during the build rather than > > the names, and any particular id may have a different name on the host > > and in the image. > > One of my VM's is running mysql > > > I would be grateful if anyone could think of a way around this. > > Run these as root in the VM: oops, I'm forgetting that this is in the chroot, but after you transfer the files, run these commands in the chroot. The user/group names will be resolved by the passwd/group files in the chroot (unless you've messed with nsswitch.conf). > chown -R mysql:mysql /var/lib/mysql > chgrp root /var/lib/mysql/mysql* > chgrp root /var/lib/mysql/debian-*.flag > > That should do the trick. > > > -- > > Chris. -- Thanks: Joseph Rawson
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