I am trying this but am getting error's in the mysqlup --force.
it's being deceptive in saying install complete because it won't start.
commit: wrote '/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.7/CPAN/Config.pm'
CPAN: File::HomeDir loaded ok
Error while requiring CPAN::MyConfig:
Can't modify constant item in scalar assignment at /root/.cpan/CPAN/MyConfig.pm line 41, near "};"
Compilation failed in require at /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.7/CPAN/HandleConfig.pm line 390.
/usr/bin/mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
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!
Unable to reset root MySQL password. at /scripts/securemysql line 154.