Ubuntu – “Can’t connect to local MySQL server through” socket error


I install mysql and try start

/usr/local/mysql/bin# ./mysql
ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)

Any Idea?

Best Answer

  • mysql can be started from upstart. Basically you install mysql-server package. You can easily search for mysql-server package in synaptic and install it. You will be prompted for root password during installtion[i.e.mysql user root password] . After that in terminal just do

    sudo start mysql


    sudo service mysql start

    Mysql usually is started on boot so you may have it running as well.

    Just ps aux | grep mysql to see if it is running.

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