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guest@HP-UX645PA ~]$ service mysql start
mysql: unrecognized service
[guest@HP-UX645PA ~]$ /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password
/usr/bin/mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
error: 'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)'
Check that mysqld is running and that the socket: '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' exists!
[guest@HP-UX645PA ~]$ service mysqld start
touch: cannot touch `/var/log/mysqld.log': Permission denied
chown: changing ownership of `/var/log/mysqld.log': Operation not permitted
chmod: changing permissions of `/var/log/mysqld.log': Operation not permitted
chown: changing ownership of `/var/lib/mysql': Operation not permitted
chmod: changing permissions of `/var/lib/mysql': Operation not permitted
Timeout error occurred trying to start MySQL Daemon.
Starting MySQL: [FAILED]
mysqld isn't installed I guess. If you're on a redhat clone, try "yum install mysql-server" however as above I'm concerned that you have no root access to this system as you're on a "guest" account.
What do you actually want to do with MySQL in the first place? You expect to use a database running on the local machine, or connect somewhere else? You seem to be just copying and pasting random commands given here to you, so some clarity on your actual goals would help everyone I think.
Last edited by acid_kewpie; 07-25-2012 at 03:32 AM.
The program "mysql" is the client you use to connect to a mysql server. The program "mysqld" is the server program. It runs as a service, and you should have the service start when you boot.
You should download the mysql reference manual for your mysql version (run "/usr/sbin/mysqld --version" to find out your version) It has instructions on creating users, and importantly, what you need to do after installing mysql to secure it. http://dev.mysql.com/doc/
You need to create a password for the root mysql user. Dropping the default demo database is also advisable. See section 2.10.2: "Securing the Initial MySQL Accounts"