I'd like to run a local copy of mysql, to keep software development environments isolated. However, I can't seem to get the mysqld server to start up.
I've created a database directory with
mysql_install_db. I've figured out that I need a socket file, and how to specify the path. However, mysqld keeps reporting that it can't find or open the file.
/path/to/mysqld --datadir=./db/mysql --socket=./tmp/mysqld.sock
130102 9:54:28 [ERROR] Can't start server : Bind on unix socket: No such file or directory 130102 9:54:28 [ERROR] Do you already have another mysqld server running on socket: ./tmp/mysqld.sock ?