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:
> [root@warrior mysql_version]Starting mysqld daemon with databases
> mysql daemon end
> Pressing <ENTER> results in
> 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
>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
> 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