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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008

    Unanswered: Problems installing MySQL 5.6 on Ubuntu.

    Hi Everybody,

    I've just tried my hand at installing MySQL 5.6 on an Ubuntu box but have failed.

    When I try to connect I get:
    Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)

    I've failed to find any guide for this online. Does anybody here have any guides to hand.

    The only reason I want to update is I need to use EXPLAIN UPDATE to test a query. Are there any other ways of doing this without having to install 5.6?

    Thanks in advance.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    that error means the server is not running. have you given correct permissions to allow mysql to run after you have installed this version?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Ah ok, that sounds plausible as I had errors when trying to run mysqld.

    Anyway, I had to get a solution so I just installed MySQL on my Windows box instead.

    Thanks for the tip.

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