I recently tried installing some mailing solutions seen on this tutorial. But when I ran:
apt-get install postfix postfix-mysql dovecot-core dovecot-imapd dovecot-pop3d dovecot-lmtpd dovecot-mysql mysql-server dovecot-sieve dovecot-managesieved
on my existing Ubuntu 14.04 machine, running easyengine 3.0.5, the installation failed and now mysql fails to start:
ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)
ps -ef | grep mysql:
root 2400 1577 0 16:36 pts/0 00:00:00 grep --color=auto mysql
mysqld is not present in
/etc/init.d/mysqld. And when I try to reinstall
mysql-server I get the error
Aborting downgrade from (at least) 5.6 to 5.5.
I have several very important databases on this VPS, so I’m afraid of messing to much with it and losing the data.
Does anyone have any idea on how to get mysql running once again?