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If mysql fails to start and givesĀ  mysql.sock error

Try this to fix the error.
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cd /var/lib/mysql
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touch mysql.sock
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chown mysql:mysql mysql.sock
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chmod 1777 mysql.sock
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now make a sym link into /tmp

ln -s /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock /tmp
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then

chmod 1777 /tmp
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now

/scripts/mysqlup –force
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now just restart mysql

/etc/rc.d/init.d/mysql restart

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This will fix the sock error and mysql will be running fine now.