change the mysql installer to use the same setup that we have on freebsd instead of using apt-get. It uses the precompiled binaries from dev.mysql.com for linux. Note to any current debian users: The default path to mysql.sock has changed in DA. If you currently have mysql up and running on a beta machine, you will need to add: socket=/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock to the /usr/local/directadmin/conf/mysql.conf file so you can continue to use mysql. The new mysql install setup only affects new machines, (or old ones if you were not able to get mysql running on your beta machine) Of course, if your current install uses a different location for the mysqld.sock file, use your own instead.