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MySQL installation through the ports system requires cmake and libaio to be installed first, or else installing MySQL will not complete. libaio requires cmake as well, so be sure to install cmake first.

# cd /usr/ports/opt/cmake
# pkgmk -d -i

# cd /usr/ports/opt/libaio
# pkgmk -d -i


MySQL requires the mysql user and group to exist prior to successful installation. Create them before insattling mysql via ports.

# groupadd mysql
# useradd -g mysql -M -s /sbin/nologin mysql

Installing from ports

# cd /usr/ports/opt/mysql
# pkgmk -d -i
# mysql_install_db --user=mysql

Auto-starting mysqld on boot

  1. Edit the startup services config file: vi /etc/rc.conf
  2. Append lighttpd at the end of the start-up services list.
  3. Save and quit with :wq
  4. reboot and confirm mysqld in running processes.
Adjusted /etc/rc.conf