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From:Paul DuBois Date:July 15 1999 9:46pm
Subject:Re: [Fwd: MYSQL Question]
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At 1:26 PM -0700 7/15/99, Pat Dumalanta wrote:
>I am trying to install MYSQL on my system.
>When I type "bin/safe_mysqld &", I am receiving the following:
>    [1]458
>    [root@warrior mysql_version]Starting mysqld daemon with databases
>from /usr/local/mysql_version/data
>        mysql daemon end
>    Pressing <ENTER>  results in
>       [1]Done  bin/safe_mysqld
>    At this point , I recieve a normal command prompt.
>MYSQL Version:   mysql-3.22.23b-pc-linux-gnu-i686
>Software: Red Hat 5.2 Linux
>Hardware:   Pentium 233, 64M Ram,
>                    Harddrive mounting configuration:
>                            100M  Linux Swapper
>                            100M  /
>                            1000M  /usr
>                            20M   /home
>Additional comments:
>I have installed MYSQL both ways using the binary and RPM.  I have also
>modified the path to include "/usr/local/mysql" along with performing a
>Typed "bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'new password' and received the
>   bin/mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
>    error: 'Cant't connect to local MySQL server through socket
>'/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)'
>    Check that mysqld is running and that the socket: '/tmp/mysql.sock'
> I checked if "/tmp/mysql.sock" existed and it DIDN'T.
>  Could you tell me in the installation process where the file is
>If there are any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to
>Thanks for any help you can give me.

I don't see in your description anywhere that you ran mysql_install_db
first.  Did you?

Also, no need to post to half a dozen mailing lists...

Paul DuBois, paul@stripped