On mysqlperformanceblog, I wrote on what was an easy solution to initialize a PXC cluster without modifying the configuration file (my.cnf) but only by providing a parameter to the init script. (link to that post) Unfortunately, this works only on RedHat systems (including CentOS, Fedora…
For Debian/Ubuntu, I wrote a minimal patch allowing that. The patch is attached to this post.
I’m using CentOS and it works great here, thanks for sharing your solution.
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