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I've got MySQL on Fedora 6. Doesn't work. (f**@~~### etc..etc..)
If I type
$ mysqladmin ping
it says :
mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
error: 'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (111)'
Check that mysqld is running and that the socket: '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' exists!
Here is a quickstart guide to MySQL. Pass over the introduction, installation, and configuration to get to Getting Started. The information there may prove helpful. There is even a default root password that I didn't know about until I read this. http://www.spikesource.com/docs/cs_1...tartguide.html
Older versions of mysql packages supplies the mysql manual. On the most recent, you need to download it yourself. Make sure to read the section about securing the database. You may want to drop a test table. Also change the root user settings.
On Fedora 6 you can probably use chkconfig to start the database the first time and set it up so that it starts automatically in runlevels 3 & 5 the next time you reboot.