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Re: Mysql problems after the install

On Tue August 30 2005 11:52 am, Gallagher Timothy-TIMOTHYG wrote:
> I have just apt-get install mysql and I am now having troubles with
> starting it.  I cannot find a solution and want to see if anyone might know
> the problem.
> Here is the error when I start mysql (/etc/init.d/mysql start)
> debtest:/etc/init.d# ./mysql start
> Starting MySQL database server: mysqld...failed.
>         Please take a look at the syslog.
> /usr/bin/mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
> error: 'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket
> '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)'
> Check that mysqld is running and that the socket:
> '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' exists!
> Anyone know what is happening here??

Do you have all the parts of mysql you need? I'm not sure if apt-get install 
mysql will do it all for you. Make sure you have mysql-common, -server and 

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