>>>>> "Roland" == Roland Silver <rollo@stripped> writes:
Roland> We are having difficulty installing mysql on a machine running Red Hat
Roland> Linux 6.0. We downloaded the files MySQL-3.22.27-1.i386.rpm and
Roland> MySQL-client-3.22.27-1.i386.rpm to the directory /usr/local/mysql.
Roland> Then, as suggested in section 4.6.1 of the manual, we did rpm -i on
Roland> these two files (as root, in the directory /usr/local/mysql),
Roland> The manual then says to follow the instructions of the binary install
Roland> section starting from the step that creates the mysql grant tables
Roland> (step 6). This instructs us to run mysql_install_db from the scripts
Roland> directory, but this directory doesn't exist. Instead, rpm placed the
Roland> files in /usr/bin. It seemed to have also already created the grant
Roland> tables and started the server, but we decided it would be safe to
Roland> repeat those steps just in case.
Roland> (The rpm did place data in /var/lib/mysql as described in the manual,
Roland> but not in /sbin/rc.d but rather /etc/rc.d--this isn't a problem but
Roland> you might want to correct the description.)
Roland> After completing the installation we tested it with the command
Roland> "mysqladmin version" but got the following error message:
Roland> error: 'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket
Roland> '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (111)'
Roland> Check that mysqld is running and that the socket: '/var/lib/mysql/' exists!
Roland> (No mysql.sock file exists anywhere.)
Roland> Can you help us?
I have now update the online manual.
The RPM ends by starting the MySQL daemon and installing the grant
tables, there is no need to run the mysql_install_db script.
You should now be able to start MySQL with: