mysql broken, urgent

I don't know what happened suddenly. MySQL is down and restarting it shows:

mysql has failed, please contact the sysadmin (result was "Warning, no valid mysql.sock file found.mysql has failed").

Fedora Core 1
cPanel + WHM

I ran:
ln -s /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock /tmp/mysql.sock
/scripts/restartsrv_mysql --check (showed error that file not found)
update apache
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Just start the mysql server startup script, see what happen.
SecretAgentOnlineAuthor Commented:
What script is that? Please give me exact ssh command to run.

I've literally done so many things including re-installation of MySQL.
or try to run

/path-to/safe_mysqld -u root &

/path-to/safe_mysqld -u root -p &
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SecretAgentOnlineAuthor Commented:
found out mysql is not even installed

how can i install it? nothing of mysql is on the server

I have a look at my installation, I install mysql in /usr/local/mysql (you need to replace it
with your installtion path)

cd /usr/local/mysql   #please replace with your installation path

cd /support-files

under /support-files, there is a file named "mysql.server" which is mysql server startup

you can do:

cp mysql.server /etc/rc3.d/ S40mysql

then run:
/etc/rc3.d/ S40mysql start

Please read the README file and the installation file, or manual under docs, to perform
the post installtion procedure

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   You can download MySQL rpms from the following URL:

Then run as root
# rpm -ivh *.rpm

If it complain need more libraries or packages, go to the following URL to download and repeat the command above.


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