MYSQL error on db server...can't connect to local mysql server through socket?

I work for a college and we're setting up a LAMP multi-server system (moving from IIS). However, when setting up the main database server (db8 for now), the main web server (w3b for now) won't connect to it. When I SSH into db8 as root and type 'mysql' it gives me this error: [root@db8 /]#... show more I work for a college and we're setting up a LAMP multi-server system (moving from IIS). However, when setting up the main database server (db8 for now), the main web server (w3b for now) won't connect to it. When I SSH into db8 as root and type 'mysql' it gives me this error:

[root@db8 /]# mysql
ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (61)

Anyone have any thoughts as to why this is happening?
Update: I found out that mysqld isn't actually running...its freebsd
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