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Old 07-10-2003, 11:29 AM   #1
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MySQL Installation Problem

I have installed MySQL Standard 4.0.13-i686, set the proper permissions, and configured Slackware so that it starts mysql.server on boot. However, I get these problems:

$ cd /usr/local/mysql
$ ./bin/mysql
ERROR 2002: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)
So I decide to try to manually start the server:

$ ./bin/mysqld_safe &
[1] 761
The file /usr/local/mysql/libexec/mysqld doesn't exist or is not executable
Please do a cd to the mysql installation directory and restart
this script from there as follows:
[1]+  Exit 1                  mysqld_safe  (wd: /usr/local/mysql/bin)
I do what is recommended, but get the same error message. I've checked the directories, and neither 'libexec' nor 'mysql.sock' exist. Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.
Old 07-10-2003, 01:12 PM   #2
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mysql installation problem


I occassionally get that error during installation from source. I usually do these: create "mysql" group and "mysql" user. Make sure the data directory where mysql is installed is owned by mysql group and mysql user. I dont know exactly if this is the 100% solution to your problem. But this works for me most of the time.
Old 07-12-2003, 01:13 PM   #3
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I have already done that, and I am also installing from binaries.


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