MySQL Daemon failed to start - no mysql.sock file

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Old 10-10-2011
MySQL Daemon failed to start - no mysql.sock file

After doing a
yum install mysql mysql-server

on Fedora 14 I wasn't able to fully install the packages correctly. It installed MySQL 5.1. I was getting the following error when running the:

ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)

So, I did some research and found that the mysql.sock file was not getting created. I found that I could use the following command to create the mysql.sock file with the appropriate permissions:
mysqld_safe --user=mysql &

I was able to start the service with the following command:
service mysqld start

The service started right up. When I did a reboot the service would not start and the mysql.sock file was not there again. I did all the above again except I add the following command:
chkconfig mysqld on

I restarted the machine and the service was not started and the mysql.sock file was not there. I checked Services in Fedora and found that the mysqld daemon runs in levels 2-5. I ran the following command:
ps aux | grep mysqld

this is the output of that command:
500   2273 0.0 0.0 4412 732 pts/0 S+ 22:23    0:00 grep --color=au to mysqld

Here is a copy of my.cnf file:
socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock user=mysql 
#Disabling symbolic-links is recommended to prevent assorted security risks 
symbolic-links = 0 

I believe there is a bug in either MySQL or Fedora 14 and I would like to know a resolution if there is one.
# 2  
Old 10-10-2011
Please try the following and report back:

1. Reboot the server (or just kill any mysqld process).
2. Run the following command:

/etc/init.d/mysqld start

or just

service mysqld start

Which is actually the same.

You definitely not need to start myqld_safe manually ...

Last edited by radoulov; 10-10-2011 at 12:22 PM..
# 3  
Old 10-10-2011
Reinstalled Fedora and MySQL

Reinstalled Fedora 14 with 2 gb more on /var and reinstalled MySQL and everything works now. I'm not quite sure what fixed the issue but everything is working fine now. Thanks for your help.
# 4  
Old 10-12-2011
disabled selinux and reboot
echo "selinux=disabled" > /etc/selinux/conf

init 6

same thing happened and solve it that way .

Last edited by radoulov; 10-12-2011 at 04:11 PM.. Reason: Code tags!
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