----- Original Message ----
From: Ashley M. Kirchner <ashley@stripped>
Sent: Saturday, March 3, 2007 4:09:41 PM
Subject: Re: [MySQL] Re: Can't Bind to Port
>This indicates that you did indeed start the daemon.
>So then why are you trying to start it again? Of course it's going
>to tell you there's a daemon already running. You started it with the
>Note, mysqld is the daemon, whereas mysql is the client. If all
>you're trying to do it connect to the daemon, you need to run mysql, NOT
Your logic is sound. So I tried a number of things that don't need repeating. Then I
thought to myself I should check out the page in the online manual that talks about
I decided after wasting so much time maybe I should read the entire page :) Turns out the
manual is poorly written in this instance. The comments at the bottom elucidated what to
* log onto mysql
* enter this command:
SET GLOBAL max_allowed_packet=10000000;
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