Re: Etch mysql won't start (resolved)
On Mon, November 26, 2007 1:04 am, I.E.Broadbent wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-11-25 at 21:35 -0500, John Fleming wrote:
>> I was playing with Wordpress stuff the last few days, and got my
>> mucked up. Somehow ?? now, mysql won't start at all. Can someone
>> help this
>> newbie figure out what is wrong? I know it's difficult when I can't
>> you exactly what was going on when it stopped working, but I don't
>> where to start with this. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling,
>> but that
>> doesn't help. Anything simple to do to start from scratch with a
>> mysql?? Thanks! - John
> if you try connecting to mysql using mysqlmanager (or one of the other
> gui frontends) what error messages do you get? Something like
> connect to socket (or sock) at xxxxxxxxxxxx address'? or perhaps, '
> access denied to user (name) using password (yes [or no])' ... ?
> It would help greatly to understand what mysql is trying to tell
> you, ... ?
> If you've already reinstalled it all then it is likely that it must be
> one of the two options above (either the path has become confused, or
> your access rights have).
> I won't be able to take this further myself because I'm about to be
> off-line for the next 3 days... but the answers would assist others.
Thanks, Ian! I googled and tried several things that didn't help
yesterday. Then I ran apt-get update/upgrade and noticed there were
updates for mysql-server and mysql-server-5.0. These upgraded OK
without error messages, and afterwards, my mysql will run again! I
have no idea what happened originally or exactly what was repaired
with the upgrade, but I had a backup of my databases and now have
everything back as before! Praise God!