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Using Mysql.server With My.cnf To Start Mysqld_safe/mysqld (Doc ID 2227622.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 11, 2019

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.6 to 8.0 [Release 5.6 to 8.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On  5.6.35 version, Installation and Upgrading

Using mysql.server with my.cnf to start mysqld_safe/mysqld


Security Notes

Incompatible Change: These changes were made to mysqld_safe:

Unsafe use of rm and chown in mysqld_safe could result in privilege escalation. chown now can be used only when the target directory is /var/log. An incompatible change is that if the directory for the Unix socket file is missing, it is no longer created; instead, an error occurs. Due to these changes, /bin/bash is required to run mysqld_safe on Solaris. /bin/sh is still used on other Unix/Linux platforms.

The --ledir option now is accepted only on the command line, not in option files.

mysqld_safe ignores the current working directory.

Other related changes:

Initialization scripts that invoke mysqld_safe pass --basedir explicitly.


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