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Old 12-31-2014, 10:17 PM   #1
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Resetting mySQL installation on slackware

Hi there,

I'm running Slackware 14.1 in a VMWare virtual machine and when I try to run mysql_install_db --user=mysql it returns an error. It also prompts me for a password when I attempt mysql_secure_installation and I'm not sure what the password is; I think I may have set it earlier by accident. Here's the error it gives me:

ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)

How do I reset my password for mySQL on slackware, or uninstall and reinstall mySQL?
Old 12-31-2014, 11:18 PM   #2
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On the instance we're discussing, do you have a user named "mysql"?
#awk -F: '{print $1}' /etc/passwd | grep -i mysql
If that returns 'mysql' then set that users password and use it when you try again
#passwd mysql <password>

Last edited by dijetlo; 01-01-2015 at 08:16 AM. Reason: clarity


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