MySQL wont start in whm


Jan 23, 2006
MySQL wont start in whm. It gives me an error about a .sock file not existing in /etc/
-- I have recently ran this:

[[email protected]:/] ./scripts/mysqlup
MySQL Setup Script Version 6.1
This is the MySQL installer for OS FreeBSD
Package index download failed!
Package index download failed!

Waiting for MySQL to restart ...
This script updates all the mysql privilege tables to be usable by
MySQL 4.0 and above.

This is needed if you want to use the new GRANT functions,
CREATE AGGREGATE FUNCTION, stored procedures, or
more secure passwords in 4.1

Got a failure from command:
cat /usr/local/share/mysql/mysql_fix_privilege_tables.sql | /usr/local/bin/mysql --no-defaults --force --user=root --host=localhost --database=mysql
Please check the above output and try again.

Running the script with the --verbose option may give you some information
of what went wrong.

If you get an 'Access denied' error, you should run this script again and
give the MySQL root user password as an argument with the --password= option
Waiting for mysql to restart..............finished.

/usr/local/bin/mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
error: 'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)'
Check that mysqld is running and that the socket: '/tmp/mysql.sock' exists!
mysql has failed, please contact the sysadmin (result was "Warning, no valid mysql.sock file found.mysql has failed").
Install Complete
[[email protected]:/]

Please help me :D


Well-Known Member
Jan 16, 2005
cd /var/tmp/
ln -fs /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock /var/tmp/mysql.sock

than restart mysql also generally
/scripts/restartsrv mysql fix those errors about sockets. etc.