X won't start

Daryl Tester Daryl.Tester at iocane.com.au
Tue Jul 23 20:54:40 CST 2002

Michael Davies wrote:

> When MySQL
> goes belly up (a bug in my application when MySQL is in a transaction
> means that) it corrupts the database and leaves the socket fd lying
> around.  As a user I shouldn't have to manually remove forgotten
> sockets, but if I do, it's much easier in /tmp that /usr/lib/mysql.

But is it your responsibilty to be removing that socket on startup,
or MySQL's start script?  And I don't know if MySQL is setuid,
but wouldn't you have to be the MySQL user (or root) to start MySQL

  Daryl Tester,  Software Wrangler and Bit Herder, IOCANE Pty. Ltd.

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