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Old 23rd November 2008
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Default Mysql installation woes...

Im trying to install mysql on freebsd 6.2 for the first time ...

Installed mysql4-server from the ports,
Created the directory /usr/local/mysql/data and chmod 777 the data folder
Then added into rc.conf:

mysql_enable="YES"
mysql_dbdir="/usr/local/mysql/data"

I'm trying to access mysql using "mysql -u root -p" and keep getting the error: ERROR 2002: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)

Getting a bit fustrated here, not having much luck googling it - any tips to get this working ???

Cheers,
Dave.
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Old 23rd November 2008
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Nevermind, I figured out what I was missing!

"mysql_install_db --user=mysql"

Cheers,
Dave.
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