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Old 03-07-2008, 02:16 AM   #1
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Question mysql


hi, this is kalyan.
I used the following command to install mysql.
- yum install *mysql*
After installation I have given this command
- mysql -u root
I am getting the following error
'can't connect to mysql server /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock'
Can you help me out?
 
Old 03-07-2008, 02:36 AM   #2
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service mysqld start

You'll also need

chkconfig mysqld on

to start it on boot
 
Old 03-07-2008, 02:48 AM   #3
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Make sure you download the MySQL manual from their website and read the post-installation procedure to secure MySQL. For example, dropping or securing a test database and adding a password for root.
 
Old 03-07-2008, 10:12 AM   #4
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If you assigned a host name to your Linux when you installed it, mysql will choke and refuse to start unless you give the host name in the command. To see if you have a host name setup, look in /etc/hosts. Look for something other than localhost. Then use that hostname when you try to start mysql.

Like so: mysql -u root -h <hostname>
 
  


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