I can not start MariaDB because there is no mysqld.sock file in var/run/mysqld/ folder. I have uninstalled and reinstalled.
I have run mysql_install_db, it was apparently successful. When I ran mysqld_safe it had problems. Mysql-secure_installation hangs with an error no such file in mysqld.sock /var/run/mysqld/. Searching for it came up empty, there was no such file anywhere.
I am having trouble with generating a bug report.
My question is how do find, download, or make the missing file. I have searched mysql and googled without any success.
My OS is Ubuntu 11.04
Answer Answered by colin charles in this comment.
cd /etc/init.d Go to where mysqld is, and try: ./mysqld start
Then do mysql -uroot and see if you can login.
Also, it would help if you tell us how you installed MariaDB. Thanks!