MySQL Server does not start up on ubuntu 12. When I run the status command, the following message is displayed:
ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)
Any suggestions to fix this issue (and hopefully avoid this going forward) will be welcome.
Edit: The process is not running - I forgot to mention that in the post. Should I go about changing the mysql.cnf file to point to a different location for the socket location (or perhaps add a link to it)?