I'm trying to set up my own LJ instance on my server. However, I'm having a huge problem with Perl and mysql. Namely, DBD::mysql refuses to install, citing in every single test that it can't connect to the local MySQL server through the socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock'.
I've looked in the man pages for perl, the perldoc for this module, the man page for mysql... erk. Whenever I try to interface with mysql at all, it gives me the same error. Am I on crack, or is it telling me that it can't start the server because the server isn't started?
I run Gentoo Linux and am using Perl 5.8.0 and MySQL 3.23.56. Any help is greatly appreciated.
I'm also having a small issue installing the GD modules, but I'm going to not be quite as annoying as I probably could be and keep it to one problem at a time. :-)