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Re: ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)
Posted by: Cam Blair
Date: April 03, 2007 10:49AM

I have the same issue:

running redhat 4 with XAMPP installed and working. I can use the phpmyadmin that comes with lampp to manage mysql...I can also start and stop mysql just fine from the terminal window. I can login as root to it just fine too, but when any of my perl scripts try to connect, it spits out the "Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock'

I have the following setup in my.cnf:





Can someone tell me what I am missing as well? I haven't tried getting any my php scripts to connect for testing purposes other than using phpmyadmin that came with lampp.

I have been fighting this for two days and am totally stumped now.


EDIT -- I figured out my problem...I had an invalid reference in the my.cnf file...I changed the following from the above example:

basedir=/opt/lampp/var/mysql -- this was pointing to /opt/lampp/var/lib

once that got changed, it all works great!!!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/03/2007 11:29AM by Cam Blair.

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