t never rains, but it pours as they say. After installing new software packages, and starting up the services, the game seemed to be doing quite well.
Unfortunately, Linux detected errors in the filesystem and decided to switch to read-only mode until I manually ran an fsck.
I did that and the errors have been fixed. I don't think any of the filesystem errors were in the game files, but I have no way to make sure. (I do always make backups prior to upgrading software packages or implementing database changes, Relax)
Once again let me know if anything is out of whack immediately.