Question: (Closed) mySQL won't start and I could not use Perl API for ensembl
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4.9 years ago by
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2015rpro0 wrote:

Could anyone share with me how to correctly install MySQL for perl API for ensembl? I have tried the whole day and it did not work.When I run "mysql" on terminal and it keeps showing the following message.

Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)

And when I run " sudo /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server start", It keeps displaying the following message

.................... ERROR! The server quit without updating PID file (/usr/local/mysql/data/

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 4.9 years ago by geek_y11k • written 4.9 years ago by 2015rpro0

This is not a bioinformatics question.

ADD REPLYlink written 4.9 years ago by geek_y11k

Hello 2015rpro!

We believe that this post does not fit the main topic of this site.

not a bioinformatics question. Questions about general-purpose software that is only related to bioinformatics by being a dependency of a bioinformatics application do not count as bioinformatics question.

See here:

For this reason we have closed your question. This allows us to keep the site focused on the topics that the community can help with.

If you disagree please tell us why in a reply below, we'll be happy to talk about it.


ADD REPLYlink modified 4.9 years ago • written 4.9 years ago by Michael Dondrup47k

In order to work on Perl API on Ensembl(which is a bioinformatic question) , I have to get MySQL working locally. But it is hopeless when I am trying to get answers from other sites and none of them

seem to work. So I believe this kind of problem is experienced by many users who are also using Perl API and might have solution for it. So, I disagree that this is not a bioinformatic related question

and I think posting it would help me solve my problem and perhaps many others’ problems faster. so I hope this can be opened again.

ADD REPLYlink written 4.9 years ago by 2015rpro0

I am going to stick with my decision. Your question is: "How to run mysql under MacOS Yosemite"

The best way to resolve your problem is to go to a specialized forum and to follow the instructions precisely. Have you tried everything in the link on stackoverflow? Your way of starting mysql is not according to the manual, which recommend launchd method.

ADD REPLYlink modified 4.9 years ago • written 4.9 years ago by Michael Dondrup47k
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