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Greig McGill greig@h...
Sun Nov 13 14:48:26 NZDT 2005

Ian McDonald wrote:
>>Or as a last resort how do uninstall mysql and start
> What version of linux do you have?
> In most you can do something like:
> "aptitude reinstall mysql"
> or"
> "yum reinstall mysql"
> and it should fix it...

Nooooo!  *Slowmo dive in front of bullet*  Don't uninstall and reinstall 
just yet.  That's simply a socket file.  Restarting mysqld should 
recreate the socket, assuming the daemon is running as a user that has 
write access to the directory where the socket lives.


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