When I attempt to start Percona 5.5 on RHEL 6.4 with this my.cnf: [INDENT]
[mysqld] datadir=/var/lib/mysql socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock user=mysql symbolic-links=0 default-character-set=utf8 [mysqld_safe] log-error=/var/log/mysqld.log pid-file=/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid
I get: [INDENT]
Starting MySQL (Percona Server)......The server quit without updating PID file (/var/lib/mysql/************.org.pid).
If I comment out the default-character-set line (line 6) it starts ok.
This config was copied from a mysql server that is being replaced. It was running Fedora 14 with mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.1.58. I am trying to start the server and then will restore from a backup created by mysqldump. So there is no data in place yet.