I've created a virtual machine and am installing things from scratch. Definitely not a sys admin so I'm running into some trouble. I've installed these packages and then restarted httpd
yum -y install mysql yum -y install php-mysql yum -y install mysql-devel service httpd restart
The httpd restart is successful yet I am still getting this error:
Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock'
I looked at
/etc/my.cnf and indeed,
socket is pointing to that path.
/var/lib/mysql folder does not even exist, nor do some files which seem crucial such as
/etc/init.d/mysql. Am I missing some other important MySQL yum package? Why would some files (such as my.cnf) exist while others don't?