Upgrade to Karmic Koala Breaks MySql Server

Ubuntu is a great OS, but sometimes there’s problems

Today I upgraded to the newest version of Ubuntu — Karmic Koala — and I have to say my karma took a hit on this one. The upgrade went through without a hitch. I got new icons, the newest version of Firefox (Shiretoko) and updates to Open Office.

But that’s where the good karma ended.

I went to open my local WordPress install and there was a database connection error. I tried to open the databases with myphpadmin, no luck. Tried to open the databases with the MySql Administrator, no luck. I got the same error

could not connect to socket in /var/etc/mysqld/mysqld.sock

I looked and the mysqld folder wasn’t even there.

After searching the forums, to no avail, and reading similar problems, I finally figured it out. Karmic Koala forgot to bring along the MySql server. It simply wasn’t installed. Installed the server through synaptic and WordPress is back!

Not all Roses Yet

Opened phpmyadmin and there are two errors showing in the admin panel:

The additional features for working with linked tables have been deactivated.
Connection for controluser as defined in your configuration failed.

I haven’t diagnosed the answers to these problems yet, but at least I can still work on WordPress!!

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