ERROR 2002: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)
From: Brook Hurd (brookh_at_PerlmanArchitects.com)
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 10:48:42 -0800 To: <email@example.com>
After installing Redhat 3 Enterprise Edition I made sure MySQL was part
of the install.
When I tried to start MySQL I got the following error:
ERROR 2002: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket
The /var/lib/mysql directory did not exist. Even after creating the
folder, as suggested by this mailing list archives, it didn't help. The
folder permissions are root.root.
I tried uninstalling and reinstalling MySQL from the Redhat RPMs and I
still got the error. I even read previous e-mails and found little
Any suggestions on what to do to make this work? I am at a loss.
The following packages are installed:
[root@W-pai-2077 mysql]# rpm -qa | grep mysql
[root@W-pai-2077 mysql]# rpm -qa | grep MySQL
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