This original article is based off the documentation found at : http://docs.services.mozilla.com/server-devguide/configuration.html#configuration
Configuring the application
The application is configured via two files:
- the Paster ini-like file, located in etc/
- the Services configuration file.
XXX more on file location
root@steve:~# /etc/init.d/mysql stop
Now you should start up the database in the background, via the mysqld_safe command:
root@steve:~# /usr/bin/mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables &  6702 Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql mysqld_safe: started
Here you can see the new job (number "1") has started and the server is running with the process ID (PID) of 6702.
Now that the server is running with the --skip-grant-tables flag you can connect to it without a password and complete the job: