>>>>> "root" == root <root@stripped> writes:
root> I was using a compiled version, but decided to switch to RPM version.
root> I deleted all traces of mySQL by hand except the /usr/local/var/ databases
root> made a link for /var/lib/mysql to it
root> installed the RPMs and now mySQL server won't start up!
root> + /etc/rc.d/init.d/mysql start
root> + sleep 2
root> Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
root> mysqld daemon ended
root> /etc/rc.d/init.d/mysql start
Please check the file:
This should contain an error message why mysqld doesn't start!
Try killing all 'mysqld' deamons with 'mysql_zap mysqld' and try