Mysql is hosed....can someone plz help
I have a big problem with my system. Last night I was trying to get phpmyadmin to work, and it told me I didn't have the mysql extensions installed. I found the php-mysql rpm off my RH8 cd and installed it....it worked fine. Then my problem was mysql. I can't login to my server from a bash at all. If I go to the mysql directory and attempt to login ./bin/mysql -u root -p and it tells me that it cannot connect to sock....basically tells me the server is not running when in fact it is. I tryed just using mysql safe, and it says there is already a mysql server running. How the hell do I completely uninstall and reinstall mysql? or Stop this "ghost" of mysql from using 3306? Please give me any advice, I'm at the end of my rope here.
oh...and now it tells me I don't have the php extentions for mysql installed....but if I try to reinstall them it says "package already installed".