FreePBX Distro 5.211.65-1
MySQL Version 5.1.71-log
Had a weird issue today. We had a power failure and this particular FreePBX install didn’t have a battery backup (not my choice) So it encountered a hard shutdown. When it came back up, it had a slew of FreePBX errors. amportal wouldn’t start.
When going to the FreePBX admin site I’d get the following:
DB Error: extension not found
: DB Error: extension not found
When doing an “amportal restart” I’d get the following:
/usr/local/sbin/amportal: line 46: [FATAL]: command not found
/var/lib/asterisk/bin/freepbx_engine: line 98: [FATAL]: command not found
**** WARNING: ERROR IN CONFIGURATION ****
astrundir in ‘/etc/asterisk’ is set to but the directory
does not exists. Attempting to create it with: 'mkdir -p ’
mkdir: missing operand
Try `mkdir --help’ for more information.
**** ERROR: COULD NOT CREATE ****
Attempt to execute 'mkdir -p ’ failed with an exit code of 1
You must create this directory and the try again.
I traced it down to MySQL not starting, even though it says it was. When I’d do a “service mysql restart”, it would always stop successfully, and when it would go to start I’d get “Another MySQL daemon already running with the same unix socket.” Top didn’t show anything running so I knew there was more to that error than it was letting on.
I had to remove /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock and allow the mysql server to recreate it on start.
In my opinion, this is a bug. On start, that file should always be cleared out. In the past, this was never an issue. But I pulled power again for giggles and was able to reproduce the issue. A little bit of code in /etc/init.d/mysqld to check, on start, if mysql.sock exists, and then delete it, should be all that is needed to fix this issue.