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Rami_Rouchdi 07-20-2009 12:01 PM

installing MySQL on Ubuntu
hi all
it's my first time to deal with Linux. everybody told me Ubuntu is the easiest to start with. but now I need to install MySQL 5. I got confused what to download from the MySQL website that would be best suitable for Ubuntu 9.04 operating system. Finally i decided to download " MySQL for Linux x86 generic RPM (dynamically linked)". [Actually i do not know what the difference between all these compilations]. in found the link below to guide me through the installation steps:

i went through all the steps. but when I try to run the command mysql start. i get the error message:

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

Would anybody tell me if i installed the right compilation for my Ubuntu operating system and if there is any document for the installation procedure of MySQL on Ubuntu.

uiuiui172 07-20-2009 12:18 PM

It is better to get Mysql from synaptic package manager ( System >Administration >Synaptic Package Manager)
and search up MySQL 5.1 and click on it and get the client. Next go to Applications and click on Add/Remove and search up mysql and get the Mysql Admin and install it. next go to mysql admin and connect to the server.

Rami_Rouchdi 07-21-2009 10:09 AM

thanks uiuiui172 so much for ur advise. it was really helpful and i could install MySQL on Ubuntu. but my problem now is that i login as administrator to MySQL Administrator. i am trying to create new user accounts. but once i try to select the link user administration, it shows an error message "could not retrieve user privilege information".

can u guide me waht is the reason, and how to solve it.

uiuiui172 07-21-2009 10:35 PM

That I don't know. I am pretty new to linux myself. Try googling it, that most of the time works but you'll have to visit a ton of places.

chrism01 07-22-2009 12:43 AM

Is MySQL running?

Open an xterm and type

ps -ef|grep mysql

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