I’m trying to up the max_packets_allowed setting to 2x the size. The page lined above references 16M so I’m thinking 32M, just temporarily albeit.
However, when I follow the instructions, I find my.cnf is completely empty. So I copy the code on that page, make some adjustments, ctrl-c shift-z shift-z and done.
service mysqld restart however now says,
ERROR! MySQL server PID file could not be found!
Starting MySQL… ERROR! The server quit without updating PID file (/var/lib/mysql/cp.terascape.net.pid).
Any ideas how I can get this accomplished?