I'm fairly new to Slackware and am trying to install/setup the default MySQL version 5.1.56.
I've created a database, but when I try to start mysql it stalls until I do a carrage return.
When I try to set a password I get
error 2002 (hy000) can't connect to local mysql server through socket '/var/run/mysql/mysql.sock'
When I do
nothing comes up at all.
I have found many other posts on this but none seem to deal w/ 13.37. The changelog for this release says that they changed some of the mysql directories, so fixes for other versions haven't worked.