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Re: mysql.sock
From: <edict () ancientservility net>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 05:49:02 -0600

not sure why this is on this thread but...

it looks like a path problem to me.  try creating a symlink to the actual
mysql.sock file, which is located in /tmp by default.

ln -s /tmp/mysql.sock /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock

if that works then you may need to specify the path to the sock file when
you start mysqld, or change it in your my.cnf file.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lawrence, Michael" <MLawrence () soroc com>
To: "'Jeff Leveille'" <JLeveille () SunJournal com>;
<security-basics () securityfocus com>
Cc: "Lawrence, Michael" <MLawrence () soroc com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 3:57 PM
Subject: RE: mysql.sock

I have tried starting mysql using safe_mysqld. It fails to start. I
the error log in /var/lib/mysql and found that there was an error 2
(permission problem) and it was unable to locate hosts.frm in
/var/lib/mysql/mysql/. Checked the permissions and ownership, and
everything for mysql is owned by the user mysql and that user has the
read/write access. I have even gone as far as setting the permissions to
read/write/exicute through the whole tree to see if that solved the issue.
(Box is not connected to a network currently, so security is a non issue
the moment.) This has not solved the issue. I am still getting the same
errors. I have even tried reinstalling the main databases using
mysql_install_db. This has not worked. Any ideas?

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