Starting mysql

Pierre Jaury pierre at
Sun Dec 11 17:32:30 UTC 2011

Since recent rawhide changes, default mysql-server installation does not
install service bindings (rc.*, checkconfig, etc.) anymore.

First initialize mysql databases in /var/lib/mysql using
mysql_install_db then run mysqld_safe if you want a quick installation
running. Otherwise, unpack old rc.* and checkconfig files from old
packages. They still work.

On Sun, 2011-12-11 at 17:25 +0000, Paul F. Johnson wrote: 
> Hi,
> No idea why I can't get mysql running on my rawhide box. When I try to
> start it up, I get the infamous
> ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket
> '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)
> This looks like the daemon isn't running or the service isn't running.
> service mysql or service mysqld is giving nothing and I can't find
> mysqld anywhere either.
> There are some mysql-mmm entries in /etc/init.d but nothing else. 
> How do I get it running?
> Paul
> -- 
> Vertraue mir, ich weiss, was ich mache...

Pierre Jaury <pierre at> +33(0)
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