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missing host.frm file

missing host.frm file

missing host.frm file

I have installed everything with Red Hat Linux 7, which includes mysql-3.23.24-1.  I continually get the error mysqld: Can't find file: './mysql/host.frm' (errno: 13) in my 'hostname'.err file each time I attempt to start mysqld.  I am able to run BINDIR/safe_mysqld as either root or mysql (a user I created that has the same privileges as root).

I have already attempted everything the documentation stated.  I have dropped and recreated the mysql database as root with the ./bin/mysql_install_db script.  I then would "flush privileges" to be certain that everything was updated.  I have added passwords to root and/or mysql and that did not resolve the problem.  I have used the BINDIR/msyql_fix_privilege_tables script without errors (or should I say errors that are able to be "ignored" according to the script).  

RE: missing host.frm file

It works for me when I :
chmod 777 directory 'mysql'
chmod 666 all files in the directory included host.frm of course.


RE: missing host.frm file

I've looked for 3 days for this fix.  Thanks.  Does the directory have to be this wide open?

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