mysqld is trying to tell you that it doesn't have permission to create
/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock to accept incoming connections.
You either need to have mysql create the sock file in another place
(such as /tmp/) or give it write permission to /var/lib/mysql/
On Thu, 15 Jul 2004 17:05:13 -0500, Whil Hentzen
> Hi folks,
> Installed Fedora Core 2 with mysql and then removed the mysql packages via the
> gui widget. Then installed mysql 4 from scratch. Created a symlink, mysql.
> added the user 'mysql'. chown'd etc the /usr/local/mysql stuff.
> the command (as root)
> /usr/local/mysql# bin/safe_mysqld --user=mysql &
> produces the message
> Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
> 040715 16:43:07 mysqld ended
> I've reproduced this several times. I've searched the archives here and have
> tried the following things:
> 0. Rebooted from scratch (yeah, old habits die hard).
> 1. I open up the services widget in the FC gui. There is no mysqld service
> even listed in the list.
> 2. There is no (hostname).err file in /usr/local/mysql/data
> 3. The /var/log/mysqld.log file says
> mysqld started
> Warning: asked for...
> Can't start server: bind on unix socket - permission denied
> Do you already have another mysqld server running on socket
> 4. But I don't have any /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock file at all.
> So now I'm stuck. It looks like mysqld is still confused about the old install
> or is looking for a phantom mysql.sock but I'll be durned if I can find it.
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