[MySQL] Install difficulties : Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Sun Jun 24 21:21:15 PDT 2007

On Jun 24, 2007, at 17:08, Bill Hernandez wrote:

> I seemed to have gotten mySQL installed and running, but after a  
> couple o start/stop events, now I am getting  :
> ERROR : Connection Failed : Can't connect to local MySQL server  
> through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)
> and after a couple of days trying to solve this problem decided to  
> seek wisdom elsewhere...

I'm going to snip right there because you've written such a  
voluminous message that I'm having immense difficulties taking it all  
in. But as has been pointed out, /tmp/mysql.sock is not where the  
MacPorts mysql5 puts its socket. (/tmp/mysql.sock is where the  
mysql.com binary distribution puts its socket file.) Why is your  
mysql looking for the socket in /tmp/mysql.sock? Have you configured  
your my.cnf to point to that location? If so, take those lines out  
and let mysql find the socket files in the default location.

More information about the macports-users mailing list