I know that it’s trying to read it. From mysqld --help --verbose | head -n 30:
Default options are read from the following files in the given order:
/etc/my.cnf /etc/mysql/my.cnf /usr/etc/my.cnf ~/.my.cnf
-rw-r–r--. 1 root root 425 Jul 9 16:28 /etc/my.cnf
Any suggestions? Thanks.