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I am having a problem starting Mysql. I don't get any errors but it doesn't run. A Google shows that I should do the following Code: su - mysql_install_db There ...
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    MySQL on Slackware


    I am having a problem starting Mysql. I don't get any errors but it doesn't run. A Google shows that I should do the following

    Code:
    su -
    mysql_install_db
    There is more but the mysql_install_db results in a command not found.

    Where can I get this script?
    What do we want?
    Time machines!

    When do we want 'em?
    Doesn't really matter does it!?


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    Sorted.

    I had to re-install the MySQL Package.
    What do we want?
    Time machines!

    When do we want 'em?
    Doesn't really matter does it!?


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    I have marked this thread as unsolved so that I can reveal what my investigation has shown actually happened. This has been done in case Slackware gets the blame for my own idiocy.

    Executive Summary: Configuring a PC when drunk is never a good idea.

    I decided to install the MySQL GUI Tools but couldn't find a package for Slackware 13. Having had a couple (or maybe more ) drinks I decided to install the package for Slackware 12.

    This didn't go well! It installed but when attempting to run it there were many and varied error messages. I decided to see if I could get the source and build the tools myself. But, when I attempted to uninstall the GUI, I uninstalled MySQL instead
    What do we want?
    Time machines!

    When do we want 'em?
    Doesn't really matter does it!?


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    Executive Summary: Configuring a PC when drunk is never a good idea.
    Ha Ha
    when I attempted to uninstall the GUI, I uninstalled MySQL instead
    lol . Be glad you are not using something like gparted and format the entire HDD

    Have you tried phpMyadmin it's very good UI for mysql?

    So moral of the story, don't drink and drive or un/install
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