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Old 01-05-2012, 07:22 AM   #1
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Question cant start mysql

this is the path of mysql in my system.i cant get mysql to run.i need help.
i have run this command, and the response follows

ray@ray-laptop:~$ sudo aptitude install mysql
[sudo] password for ray:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Initializing package states... Done
Writing extended state information... Done
Couldn't find package "mysql", and more than 40
packages contain "mysql" in their name.
Couldn't find package "mysql", and more than 40
packages contain "mysql" in their name.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
linux-headers-2.6.32-21{u} linux-headers-2.6.32-21-generic{u}
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 to remove and 236 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 85.2MB will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] y
Writing extended state information... Done
(Reading database ... 217280 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing linux-headers-2.6.32-21-generic ...
Removing linux-headers-2.6.32-21 ...
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done.
Old 01-05-2012, 07:43 AM   #2
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Try using "mysql-server" in your aptitude command. This should get it installed, ask you to set a DB password, etc. and I believe in Ubuntu it will set the mysqld process to run at start up. Then you should be able to connect using the mysql program (or another one of your choice).


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