I just compiled and installed MySQL 4.1, but for some reason it won't start. I get this error: Code: Fatal error: Can't open privilege tables: File '/usr/share/mysql/charsets/?.conf' not found (Errcode: 2) The tables are present and correctly chown'ed (mysql:mysql) and I modified /etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld to use the correct path for the tables. I have checked the contents of /usr/share/mysql/charsets and it seems there are all kinds of .conf files, but not ?.conf (I am not even sure if a file called ?.conf can exist ). Must I make a modification to /etc/my.cnf (which is a direct copy of my-medium.cnf from the install dir). Help me!