How to Solve MYSQL error “no directory, logging in with home = -“

Prerequisites: Using the system’s environment

Version of mysql: 5.6.33

Error description.
The first error reported with mysqld_safe start is as follows.

root@zabbix-forFunction:~# mysqld_safe
170425 01:56:52 mysqld_safe Can’t log to error log and syslog at the same time. Remove all –log-error configuration options for –syslog to take effect.
170425 01:56:52 mysqld_safe Logging to ‘/var/log/mysql/error.log’.
170425 01:56:52 mysqld_safe A mysqld process already exists
root@zabbix-forFunction:~# ps -aux | grep mysql
mysql 1472 0.1 15.5 1752260 625824 ?Ssl Apr24 1:16 /usr/sbin/mysqld
root 10160 0.0 0.0 15952 920 pts/3 S+ 01:59 0:00 grep –color=auto mysql

At this time, use /etc/init.d/mysql stop to stop the mysql service and find that the mysql process is still present, you need to use the following command to stop the process.

root@zabbix-forFunction:~# sudo service mysql stop
mysql stop/waiting
root@zabbix-forFunction:~# ps -aux | grep mysql
root 13531 0.0 0.0 15948 920 pts/3 S+ 02:15 0:00 grep –color=auto mysql

Use the usermod command to relocate the directory where mysql is located.

root@zabbix-forFunction:~# sudo usermod -d /var/lib/mysql/ mysql
Then restart the mysql service again at

root@zabbix-forFunction:~# sudo service mysql start
mysql start/running, process 13597

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