I am configuring mysql that is on VL5.9. There was already a group named "mysql" but now
I need to add a user "mysql" The vasm utility wants a lowercase-number format (e.g. mysql1)
which will likely cause problems for the application (call it a hunch).http://hostlibrary.com/installing_apache_mysql_php_on_linux
Cool !, MySQL is installed, there are only a couple things left to do to get it working, first we need to create a group for MySQL as follows;
#/usr/sbin/groupadd mysql (enter)
Then we create a user called mysql which belongs to the mysql group;
#/usr/sbin/useradd -g mysql mysql (enter)
Now we install the database files as follows;
Then we make a couple minor ownership changes;
# chown -R root:mysql /usr/local/mysql (enter)
# chown -R mysql:mysql /usr/local/mysql/data (enter)
Is the username-number requirement just for vasm or does it apply for the commandline useradd also?
My system isn't visible to the outside world so the extra level of security isn't needed.