View Full Version : [ubuntu] Appending PATH environment variable for MySQL

November 17th, 2009, 08:57 PM
I'm in the process of installing MySQL for testing and skipped the step to change the environment variable PATH for the shell to locate mysqld.
Here is a paste from the terminal:

root@mark-desktop-ubuntu:/usr/local/mysql-5.1.40-linux-i686-icc-glibc23# pwd

root@mark-desktop-ubuntu:/usr/local/mysql-5.1.40-linux-i686-icc-glibc23# scripts/mysql_install_db --user=mysql

FATAL ERROR: Could not find mysqld

The following directories were searched:


As you can see the folder I need searched is not listed >> /usr/local/mysql-5.1.40-linux-i686-icc-glibc23/bin

Inside /etc is bash_completion with the following entry:

PATH=$PATH:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/sbin _command $1 $2 $3

I really don't want to modify this line as I don't trust the "_command $1 $2 $3" phrase for what it does.

What change is needed and how is it performed?