And here's the first problem:
Logging into mysql using the command-line client works fine:
rune@godzooky:~> mysql -h localhost -u root -p
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 2
Server version: 5.1.33-log SUSE MySQL RPM
Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer.
When I run the ISPConfig installer:
MySQL database to create [dbispconfig]:
MySQL charset [utf8]:
Unable to connect to mysql server Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)
MySQL server hostname [localhost]:
Looks like the mysql socket it's looking for isn't being created:
godzooky:/var/lib/mysql # ls -a
. .. ibdata1 ib_logfile0 ib_logfile1 mysql mysql-bin.000001 mysql-bin.000002 mysql-bin.000003 mysql-bin.000004 mysql-bin.index
My existing server machine (that this one will eventually be replacing) is on suse 11 64 bit, I checked on that out of curiosity and there's no socket in /var/lib/mysql on there either
Don't really know what to do next now, anyone have any ideas?