At 20:25, 19990829, Dick Griffin wrote:
>after the system rebooted, I cannot get the MySQL server to run again.
>the mysqld is running, and I see that both in the boot info and with
>the 'top' command.
>but when I try to run mysql, I keep getting
>ERROR 2002: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket
>which is where I was before the upgrade.
Dick, I'm guessing that maybe your friend installed a new version of
MySQL in a different place from where you originally installed it. But
your friend didn't replace the startup script (probably it's in
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/????), so that started up the old version of MySQL
when your machine booted back up.
Make sure you've only got one version of MySQL around. Check in
/usr/local/bin for mysql programs. Check in /usr/local/mysql.
This is just my best guess for what's going on.