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Old 10-30-2004, 11:39 PM   #1
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mysql failed: dbi error

DBI connect('mysql:localhost','root',...) failed: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) at /scripts/restartsrv_mysql line 56 mysql has failed, please contact the sysadmin (result was "mysql has failed").

I tried restarting MySQl and got that error above.

updated apached as well, still the same.

How to fix this?

Thanks in advance.
Old 10-30-2004, 11:57 PM   #2
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Sounds like your trying to start a msyql client session and not the server. Is the server running? ps -ef | grep mysqld

Try running safe_mysqld to start the server and see if the socket file under /var/lib/mysql gets created. The error returned (2) indicates that the file does not exist, likely cause the server is not running.


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