Ok, I've got a fresh Fedora 12 install, and I have installed mysql via yum. I searched around, including a couple similar posts on this site, but haven't been able to find an answer to my issue specifically.
The first thing I tried to do was set the root password, but I recieved an error.
error: 'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)' Check that mysqld is running and that the socket: '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' exists!
[root@FC ~]# mysqld Command not found. Similar command is: 'mysql'
So, I do a whereis mysql.sock, thinking I can find the origin of the file and point my configuration file there.
[root@FC ~]# whereis mysql.sock mysql: /usr/bin/mysql /usr/lib/mysql /usr/share/mysql /usr/share/man/man1/mysql.1.gz
Cool, just point socket in my.cnf to /usr/bin/mysql and that should work, right?
Wrong, for some reason it didn't even update the path in the error? Still shows 'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock'. Can anyone point me in the right direction?