I am trying to setup mysql version 14.12 on my Linux, slackware distro, kernel 2.6.27. I am not finding the on-line help very useful. I have never use mysql before.
mysql -V, gives: Ver 14.12 Distrib 5.0.67, for slackware-linux-gnu (i486) using EditLine wrapper
running /etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld start, gives:
nohup: redirecting stderr to stdout
Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
STOPPING server from pid file /var/run/mysql/mysql.pid
120706 08:46:15 mysqld ended
but nothing appears to be started. Attempting to change the root password:
mysqladmin -u root password new-password, gives:
error: 'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)'
Check that mysqld is running and that the socket: '/var/run/mysql/mysql.sock' exists!
So, I think I'm stuck right at the beginning. How do I get mysql running?