I'm want to start multiple MySQL instances on one server using mysqld_multi. The system is openSUSE 11.2 64bit.

I take one of the sample configurations my-huge.cnf:

cp /usr/share/mysql/my-huge.cnf /etc/my.cnf
Then I start mysql

/etc/rc.d/mysql start
so far, it has nothing to do with mysqld_multi. The one MySQL server is starting und running without any problems.

Now I stop mysql and replace the line
in the configfile /etc/my.cnf.

If I now start the mysql as above, the mysqld_multi should be used and one server should start, shouldn't it?

The output veryfies, that mysqld_multi is used, but nothing else happens. No output, no log, no mysql is started.
Not even
mysqld_multi --verbose start
does or outputs anything.

Do I have to change something more in the configs before switching to mysqld_multi?

Thank You,