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RE: mysql.sock
From: Jeff Leveille <JLeveille () SunJournal com>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 16:48:42 -0500

Am Di, den 09.03.2004 schrieb Lawrence, Michael um 21:31:
I have a fresh install of Slackware 9.1. Installed Mysql with the install
the OS. When attempting to start mysqld, I receive an error stating it
not connect to /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock. When I searched for mysql.sock,
is not on the system. How do I go about creating mysql.sock?


the mysqld _service_ is not running. try to start that service.
i don't exactly know how this is done w/ slackware but probably like this:

% /etc/rc.d/init.d/mysqld start

for starting mysqld at boot add a symlink into /etc/init.d/rc.d/rcX.d, that

points to the mysqld-startscript mentioned above

% cd /etc/init.d/rc.d/rcX.d
% ln -s ../init.d/mysqld SYYmysqld

where X is the runlevel you want mysql to be started automatically and YY
is a 
number that indicates between wich other startscripts in the current
configuration the mysqld should be started, e.g. S99mysqld...


Slackware uses scripts in /etc/rc.d

To start mysql run /etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld start

If its set to start at boot it will have execute permissions, if not use: 
chmod +x /etc/rc.mysqld to enable it.

Also check if the databases exist in /var/lib/mysql/mysql if not run
/usr/bin/mysql_install_db then ensure mysql has ownership of all the files
in /var/lib/mysql
chown -R mysql /var/lib/mysql
chgrp -R mysql /var/lib/mysql

Start up mysql and you should be good to go.
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