I am not new to Linux, but am "retooling" and getting back into the LAMP model and working to get everything configured and setup for my environment.
I am currently in the process of completing the installation and configuration of Ubuntu 16.04 (and MySQL 5.7) and am experiencing problems with MySQL when I try to do anything. When I try to start MySQL, I get the error message
I try starting mysql - and I get the error message can't connect to local MySQL server through socket /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock.
When look in the /var/run/mysqld/ for the mysqld.sock, it is not there. I have searched from the root directory for the .sock file and could not locate it in any of the sub-directories.
My.cnf file in /etc/mysql has the following:
Includedir /etc/mysql/conf.d/ Includedir /etc/mysql/muysql.conf.d/ -
looked at file mysql.conf.d and found the .pid file and .sock files are looked for in the /var/run/mysqld/ directory
Since I can not find the .sock file, I am at a loss. Any help that can be provided is appreciated.