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Old 07-23-2003, 10:58 AM   #1
sbelongie
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Question mysql instalation problem


ok this is the story I have been trying to set up a mysql server on my computer. I am running mandrake linux 9.1 and I have installed mysql and when I try and set the password i get an error of : 'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket 'var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' '(2) Check that mysqld is running and the socket: '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' exist!

I have been trying many differnt things trying to get this to work when I go to the folder that mysql.sock is to be in and it is not there!

if I could get some help that would be so cool!
thank
Steve

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Old 07-23-2003, 11:47 AM   #2
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Well have you successfully started mysql? It has to be running before you can change passwords or the such.

safe_mysqld &
 
Old 07-23-2003, 11:52 AM   #3
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I have been able to start mysql...when I check my prossesses mysql is running
 
Old 07-23-2003, 11:58 AM   #4
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How are you trying to change the password then when you recieve the error?
 
Old 07-23-2003, 12:02 PM   #5
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when I am trying to change the password I am typing in the commmand prompt as root mysqladmin - u root password
am I just doing something wrong...did I maybe miss something in the install...
I used an RPM package to install so I don't understand why it won't work


never mind I got it to work

my mistake

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