I'm trying to get mysql working. I know nothing about it except that it is a database thing. I've read this forum and am totally confused. I've started to learn WinSQL but I want to learn it on Linux.
Do I need a server to run Mysql? What sort of server?
I tried these commands
mysqladmin -u root password mysqldata
This is the result ( mysqladmin:connect to server at 'localhost' failed. Error: 'Can't connect to local MySQl server through socket '/var/run/mysql/mysql.sock (2).
Chech that mysqld is running and the socket /var/rum/mysql/mysql.sock exists
I also did this command before the above:
su root, mysql -c mysql_install _db
actually in the rc.d folder it is rc.mysqld
I put the extra d in the above commands too and still there is problems.
I would really appreciate it if someone could explain to me if I need a server and if I do which one.