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Old 10-12-2003, 05:47 PM   #1
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mysql --mysql.sock not found

Hello everybody,

The problem Iím having has been discussed many times over but I havenít been able to locate a conclusive answer to resolve my issue..

The error message I get starting mysql t ŗ error 2002: Canít connect to local mysql server through socket Ď/tmp/mysql.sockí(2).

Before I installed mysql, I looked at several different installation methods and was able to successfully install mysql. The instructions I installed from:

-Redhat 9
-downloaded the source code and compiled and installed mysql v4.
-only thing I havenít done is change the password but thatís another problem Iím having..
I looked in /tem/mysql.sock and nothing there to be found.. Iím new so Iím assuming this file gets created at Mysql startup.
did a search for mysql.sock and itís no where to be found.
-mysql is installed under /wwwroot/mysql
tried the following commands to start the mysql serverÖ/wwwroot/mysql/bin/mysql start( displays the above message). Ö/wwwroot/mysql/bin/mysqld_safe Ėuser=mysql &(msg=command not found), /wwwroot/mysql/lib/mysql start still no goÖalos tried mysql.server.

my.cnf Ėport is pointing to 3306

-my research, also pointed to this folder /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock but mysql.sock isnít there either..

3 days of reading and figuring out whats wrong with mysql hasnít produced any results.
What am I missing other then my hair that I lost trying to figure this outÖ

Old 10-12-2003, 06:13 PM   #2
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did you start the mysql deamon before looking for the sock file it has to be running to accept connections if not do /sbin/service mysql start (it could be mysqld) that should start it and then u can connect to it
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Also type hostname at a prompt, if it is not localhost, then type hostname localhost....and then go and start the mySQL service.


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