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Here's my fix... Error 2002 after Mac OSX Security Update
Posted by: Jay Stolpestad
Date: March 28, 2006 10:02PM

An associate found this regarding the OSX security update that was released about a
month ago. It got me back up and running again.

Try the suggestions that are mentioned below.

* The default socket location for PHP and MySQL is now the same
(/var/mysql/mysql.sock). If you modified your MySQL configuration to
revert to using /tmp/mysql.sock, the update process will detect that
condition and create a symlink in /var/mysql so that the socket can be
accessed by PHP. This is done to prevent disruption, and should be
considered a temporary measure. At your earliest convenience, you should
remove any socket directives from the [mysqld] and [client] sections of
your MySQL config files, and allow MySQL to use its default socket
location. Then you can restart MySQL; it will remove the symlink from
/var/mysql, replace it with the socket, and PHP will continue to have

In addition, to remove a barrier to seamless interaction with the Apache
web server:

* The MySQL Manager application now creates the /var/mysql directory
(which contains the MySQL socket) with permissions that allow the web
server to access it.
* If that directory already exists, the update process sets the
correct permissions.

For self-installed MySQL

If you have downloaded and installed MySQL yourself but are using the
pre-installed version of PHP, note that your custom version of MySQL
might be configured to use the old MySQL socket location,
/tmp/mysql.sock. The version of PHP in this software update uses the
newer location /var/mysql/mysql.sock by default.

Therefore, if your PHP scripts are failing to connect to your custom
installation of MySQL, this is a likely cause. To correct this, you can
modify the PHP configuration file to use the old MySQL socket location:

1. Create /etc/php.ini if it is not present. (You can do so by
copying /etc/php.ini.default to /etc/php.ini).
2. Edit the /etc/phi.ini config file, find the [MySQL] section, and
change this line:

mysql.default_socket = /var/mysql/mysql.sock


mysql.default_socket = /tmp/mysql.sock

3. Restart the web server to pick up the new PHP settings. It should
not be necessary to restart MySQL.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/28/2006 10:02PM by Jay Stolpestad.

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