>>>>> "Nick" == Nick Marouf <marouni@stripped> writes:
Nick> Yes I was as root when I tried to run safe_mysqld &..
Nick> I went and looked more at the help file and and it said that I had another
Nick> mysqld runing and for that reason It is using that socket..
Nick> The soultion was to
shell> export MYSQL_UNIX_PORT MYSQL_TCP_PORT
shell> bin/safe_mysqld &
Nick> this worked.. :)
Nick> but know if I have two mysqld running. that could cause problems. Does anyone
Nick> know of an efficiecent clean way to remove all of mysql from my machine.
Nick> I would do a clean install.
Nick> I did try removing them with rpm -e (name of file)
Nick> this works, but if I do a find on mysql I still get a whole list of them,
Nick> should I just rm them manullay?
You can use the perl script 'mysql_zap' to kill all mysqld versions:
While you are deleting your old installation (with rm), just take care
that you don't accidently delete your old data files!