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trying to install mysql but I cannot start the service and cannot locate mysqld.sock
I’m trying to install mysql but I cannot start the service and cannot locate mysqld.sock
I am following the how to here: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-linux-apache-mysql-php-lamp-stack-on-ubuntu-16-04
And get stuck trying to run
I get this error:
Error: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)
Checking the version does show it installed.
mysql --version mysql Ver 8.0.21-0ubuntu0.20.04.4 for Linux on x86_64 ((Ubuntu))
I am unable to locate the mysqld.sock file anywhere and there is also no mysqld dir in /var/run/
I’ve also been through this troubleshooting doc https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-troubleshoot-socket-errors-in-mysql
But I can’t start the mysql service and there is nothing in the mysql.cnf file other than this
# The MySQL database client configuration file # # Ref to https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/en/mysql-command-options.html [mysql]
This is what mysql.service shows
systemctl status mysql.service ● mysql.service - MySQL Community Server Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/mysql.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: activating (start) since Thu 2020-09-10 14:31:23 UTC; 15s ago Process: 8847 ExecStartPre=/usr/share/mysql/mysql-systemd-start pre (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS) Main PID: 8855 (mysqld) Status: "Server startup in progress" Tasks: 4 (limit: 533) Memory: 2.5M CGroup: /system.slice/mysql.service └─8855 [mysqld]
If I run it again the Process / Main PID changes. Does that mean it’s just taking a while to complete and I need to be patient?
I’ve uninstalled mysql a few different times but can’t seem to get it sorted.
Any help appreciated.
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