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First of all, I am a super newbie at Linux and I am falling in love with it.
I have been trying to install Mysql for 2 days but I can't get it to work. I installed Mysql 3.23.38 something like that. It comes with the distribution. I am able to install it but when I try to create a root password like this: mysqladmin -u root password 'mypsw'
I get this message:
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!
I try to locate mysql.sock and it does not exists..
So after searching hours for a solution I just cant find one. I had to uninstall Mysql. I tried two other Mysql versions 5.0.x and 4.1.x they both does not work. I am able to install them but when I type this in the terminal mysqladmin
it say bash error or file does not exists. So I use locate try to find it. Nope, I can't find it. Wow I can't do anything now. I am tired. Can someone please give me some advices. Please treat like a newbie and provide me examples of shell commands.