I have tried MySQL workbench on linux mint 14, and got this

Start server: /bin/sh: 1: /etc/init.d/mysql: not found

error when trying to start local server on it. Please help how to resolve this issue. I haven't installed anything MySQL related but this.


I haven't installed anything MySQL related but this.

This right here is the problem. If you want to start a local MySQL server, you of course need to ahve the MySQL server installed.

The error message clearly states this: MySQL workbench is trying to call the init-script of the MySQL daemon, but it's not there.

  • Could you please guide me to where I can do that. I have downloads tarball for dev.mysql.com for MySQL Community Server 5.6.16, but I don't know what to do with that tar. – user3084657 Feb 22 '14 at 9:15
  • @user3084657 mint linux features a package manager (mintInstall). You should use it to install software (if its available there, but I'm certain mysql is). no need to download and compile manually. – Johannes H. Feb 22 '14 at 9:18

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