I have problem with Ubuntu 10.04.2 Server edition.
It was sabotaged by deleting all the mysql and mysqld folders in it.
Tryed removing, reinstalling mysql, but it does recreate only few folders and files.
Default files that come with base install of ubuntu are still gone. Without them i cant start the MSQL server.
The MSQL was not configured nor had any DB's, but I have a need for MySql now.
For example my mysqld.sock is missing. Linking the one in /tmp does not work.
I have no backup.