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    Problem With SELinux (firewall) and MSQL

    Hi I have a problem with MYSQL,

    I have USED YUM to install the following packages;
    * mysql-VERSION.i386.rpm (Required)
    * mysql-server-VERSION.i386.rpm (Required)
    * mysql-devel-VERSION.i386.rpm
    * php-mysql-VERSION.i386.rpm

    NOW im new to this so i wanna setup a mysql database on my computer so
    the next thing I do is run the following command.

    [root@localhost bin]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/mysqld start
    Timeout error occurred trying to start MySQL Daemon.
    Starting MySQL: [FAILED]

    On the desktop i get a message saying SELinux

    SELinux is preventing mysqld_safe (mysqld_safe_t) "search" to ./lib (var_lib_t).

    Can anyone help!?

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    Administrator jayd512's Avatar
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    Feb 2008
    SELinux is pretty tight on what's allowed and what's not. Personally, I just get rid of it as soon as I can after installing Fedora.
    If you wanna keep it active, though, you'll need to look into some documentation for making allowances in the apps or programs that are allowed to connect. I did find this How-To. Hope it helps.

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  3. #3
    Ok I may have got round that problem now simply by issuing another command!

    [root@localhost edb3]# /usr/bin/mysql_install_db

    I am then recommend to run


    when i do this i get the following error.

    Enter current password for root (enter for none):
    ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)

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