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Bug 83572

Summary: mysql.sock, Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Anders Aleborg <anders>
Component: mysqlAssignee: Patrick Macdonald <patrickm>
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Priority: high    
Version: 7.3   
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Description Anders Aleborg 2003-02-05 18:34:44 UTC
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Description of problem:
after upgrading to all the latest patches for RH7.3 mysql.sock can't be found 
at the system.

ERROR 2002: Can't connect to local MySQL server through 
socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)

have searched for it but it can't be found anywhere so now MySQL can't be 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mysql -u root
2. mysql start

Actual Results:  I get:
ERROR 2002: Can't connect to local MySQL server through 
socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)

Expected Results:  1. Ishould be able to login to mysql
2. MySQL should start

Additional info:

Comment 1 Patrick Macdonald 2003-02-05 19:34:18 UTC
It looks as though your mysql server is not running. Restart mysqld
using "service mysql restart" and you should be able to connect.  Let
me know if this does not solve your problem.

Comment 2 Anders Aleborg 2003-02-05 20:20:26 UTC
Ahh, now it works using "service mysqld restart" !