it's my first time to deal with Linux. everybody told me Ubuntu is the easiest to start with. but now I need to install MySQL 5. I got confused what to download from the MySQL website that would be best suitable for Ubuntu 9.04 operating system. Finally i decided to download " MySQL for Linux x86 generic RPM (dynamically linked)". [Actually i do not know what the difference between all these compilations]. in found the link below to guide me through the installation steps:
i went through all the steps. but when I try to run the command mysql start. i get the error message:
ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)
Would anybody tell me if i installed the right compilation for my Ubuntu operating system and if there is any document for the installation procedure of MySQL on Ubuntu.