[mythtv-users] Neebie Help Please!! Mandriva 2006 mysqld and mysql neither working

scott at tbwifi.ca scott at tbwifi.ca
Wed Sep 27 04:37:28 UTC 2006

> scott at tbwifi.ca wrote:
>>>     Quoting scott at tbwifi.ca:
>>>    > I have been trying to deal with problems that I am having with
>>> MySQL on
>>>> Mandriva 2006.
>> Thanks for the reply...
>> Is server running --> mysqld dead but subsys locked
>> Attempt to login  --> ERROR 2002: Can't connect to local MySQL server
>>          through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)
> There's your problem. The daemon is not running. If you try 'service
> mysqld restart' as a user you will probably get a 'permission denied'
> error. If you do that as root, the restart will clear the
> /var/lock/mysqld lockfile.

No such luck.  FAILED on stop and start.  Status shows mysqld dead but
subsys locked.  How does one unlock it?

Check if an immediate 'service mysqld status'
> works. If that fails, giving the same error, then your installation of
> mysql is bad somehow or possibly, the my.cnf file is set up incorrectly.
> The login error is normal if the server is not running since of course,
> the client, mysql, would not be able to communicate with the server,
> mysqld, through the socket, when the server is not running.
> The following is written from a Fedora point of view: Mandriva may use
> different names/folders.
> There may be a problem with the file which starts mysqld. I cannot
> remember how its done in Mandriva, but in Fedora, the files are in
> /etc/init.d and often refer to files in /etc/sysconfig. The init script
> file calls the actual binary file. Check the path given for that.
> mysqld needs networking set up to work at all, so check that /etc/hosts
> has a localhost line and that 'ping localhost' works. the
> script also parses the /etc/my.cnf file, so check it too.
>> Logs --> assuming that you mean /var/log/mysqld/mysqld.log...it is empty
> Sounds like mysqld never runs. Check the items listed above.
> You can also try stopping mysqld with 'service mysqld stop' and then
> running '/usr/bin/mysqld_safe &&' from a command line as root. This
> bypasses all the init scripts. The 'stop' should clear away any
> leftovers. Then you should see:
> [root at tor2 usr]# mysqld_safe
> Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
> If that works, then its the init script setup.
> You may need to use 'ps -ae' to see the pid and then 'kill -9 "pid"'
> twice to  kill the 2 daemon processes when you are done.
>> I have already uninstalled and reinstalled a few times and even
>> installed
>> an older version of mysql thinking that was the problem.
> Mysql needs some steps to be taken besides the actual code install. I
> suspect that you have never taken those extra steps or that one of them
> is wrong somehow so that mysqld never runs properly.
>   I also deleted
>> the files in the mysql directory thinking that the permissions file my
>> offering some trouble with logging in.  I did that before a fresh
>> re-installation.  Perhpas I corrupted something.  Note that the only way
>> a
>> can seem to clear things up after trying to start up the server
>> unsuccessfully is with a reboot.  I'm sure that's just the newbee
>> talking.
>>  Surely there is another method.  Anyhow, I'm still hanging and any
>> further advice is definitely appreciated.  BTW the database is emply as
>> I
>> haven't been able to log in to configure it yet.
> If you have the code installed, and the other steps have been properly
> taken, you should end up with a /var/lib/mysql/mysql folder and a
> /var/lib/mysql/test folder. The latter is empty. The first thing that
> the mythtv my.sql script does, is create a mythtv user in the user table
> of the mysql database. Later that user will create the mythconverg
> database. It appears you have never gotten anywhere near those steps.
> Since your installation is blotto anyway, you might as well step up to
> the latest mysql 5.1. Download the reference manual and read the
> installation section, Also refer to Appendix B which give lots of
> answers to questions of the sort "Why won't my install ....?"
> --
>               R. Geoffrey Newbury
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