MySQL error installing Drupal

Jasper Frumau jasperfrumau at
Tue Jan 12 22:59:06 PST 2010

On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 5:55 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at>wrote:

> Quoting Jasper Frumau:
>  Trying to install Drupal which worked before. Wordpress runs without
>> issues
>> as we speak. Now, installing Drupal  I get this error using a connection
>> test script:
>> *Warning*: mysql_connect()
>> [function.mysql-connect<
>> http://localhost/drupal-6.15/function.mysql-connect>]:
>> [2002] No such file or directory (trying to connect via
>> unix:///tmp/mysql.sock) in *
>> /Library/WebServer/Documents/drupal-6.15/connect-test.php* on line *2*
> So either your MySQL server should have its socket file in /tmp/mysql.sock
> but doesn't (perhaps because it is not running),

Well I'd say the server is running:

my-macbook-pro:mysql5 jasper$ mysql5 -u root -p
Enter password:
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 39
Server version: 5.1.41 Source distribution

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input


> or your MySQL server has its socket file somewhere else and PHP needs to be
> told where it is.
> The default socket for the MacPorts MySQL 5 server is
> /opt/local/var/run/mysql5/mysqld.sock.

my-macbook-pro:mysql5 jasper$ ls -a
.            ..            .turd_mysql5-server    mysqld.sock
my-macbook-pro:mysql5 jasper$

> I believe the default socket for the MySQL 5 server is
> /tmp/mysql.sock.

my-macbook-pro:mysql5 jasper$ cd /tmp/
my-macbook-pro:tmp jasper$ ls -a
HP_Deskjet F4200 series_CN872291W805BR_HP-COMMAND_191
my-macbook-pro:tmp jasper$

So not here. That might be the issue.

> Either server can have its socket location changed by editing the my.cnf
> file in the appropriate directory.
> If your MySQL server is not running, start it. If it won't start, check the
> log. If there is no log, specify the log file location in the my.cnf,

I copied a sample .cnf to opt/local/etc/mysql5/ But still have the same

my-macbook-pro:tmp jasper$ cd /opt/local/etc/mysql5/
my-macbook-pro:mysql5 jasper$ ls -a
.        ..        .turd_mysql5    my.cnf
my-macbook-pro:mysql5 jasper$ cat my.cnf
# Example MySQL config file for medium systems.
# This is for a system with little memory (32M - 64M) where MySQL plays
# an important part, or systems up to 128M where MySQL is used together with
# other programs (such as a web server)
# You can copy this file to
# /opt/local/etc/mysql5/my.cnf to set global options,
# mysql-data-dir/my.cnf to set server-specific options (in this
# installation this directory is /opt/local/var/db/mysql5) or
# ~/.my.cnf to set user-specific options.
# In this file, you can use all long options that a program supports.
# If you want to know which options a program supports, run the program
# with the "--help" option.

# The following options will be passed to all MySQL clients
#password    = your_password
port        = 3306
socket        = /opt/local/var/run/mysql5/mysqld.sock

# Here follows entries for some specific programs

# The MySQL server
port        = 3306
socket        = /opt/local/var/run/mysql5/mysqld.sock
key_buffer_size = 16M
max_allowed_packet = 1M
table_open_cache = 64
sort_buffer_size = 512K
net_buffer_length = 8K
read_buffer_size = 256K
read_rnd_buffer_size = 512K
myisam_sort_buffer_size = 8M

# Don't listen on a TCP/IP port at all. This can be a security enhancement,
# if all processes that need to connect to mysqld run on the same host.
# All interaction with mysqld must be made via Unix sockets or named pipes.
# Note that using this option without enabling named pipes on Windows
# (via the "enable-named-pipe" option) will render mysqld useless!

# Replication Master Server (default)
# binary logging is required for replication

# binary logging format - mixed recommended

# required unique id between 1 and 2^32 - 1
# defaults to 1 if master-host is not set
# but will not function as a master if omitted
server-id    = 1

# Replication Slave (comment out master section to use this)
# To configure this host as a replication slave, you can choose between
# two methods :
# 1) Use the CHANGE MASTER TO command (fully described in our manual) -
#    the syntax is:
#    MASTER_USER=<user>, MASTER_PASSWORD=<password> ;
#    where you replace <host>, <user>, <password> by quoted strings and
#    <port> by the master's port number (3306 by default).
#    Example:
#    MASTER_USER='joe', MASTER_PASSWORD='secret';
# OR
# 2) Set the variables below. However, in case you choose this method, then
#    start replication for the first time (even unsuccessfully, for example
#    if you mistyped the password in master-password and the slave fails to
#    connect), the slave will create a file, and any later
#    change in this file to the variables' values below will be ignored and
#    overridden by the content of the file, unless you shutdown
#    the slave server, delete and restart the slaver server.
#    For that reason, you may want to leave the lines below untouched
#    (commented) and instead use CHANGE MASTER TO (see above)
# required unique id between 2 and 2^32 - 1
# (and different from the master)
# defaults to 2 if master-host is set
# but will not function as a slave if omitted
#server-id       = 2
# The replication master for this slave - required
#master-host     =   <hostname>
# The username the slave will use for authentication when connecting
# to the master - required
#master-user     =   <username>
# The password the slave will authenticate with when connecting to
# the master - required
#master-password =   <password>
# The port the master is listening on.
# optional - defaults to 3306
#master-port     =  <port>
# binary logging - not required for slaves, but recommended

# Point the following paths to different dedicated disks
#tmpdir        = /tmp/
#log-update     = /path-to-dedicated-directory/hostname

# Uncomment the following if you are using InnoDB tables
#innodb_data_home_dir = /opt/local/var/db/mysql5/
#innodb_data_file_path = ibdata1:10M:autoextend
#innodb_log_group_home_dir = /opt/local/var/db/mysql5/
# You can set .._buffer_pool_size up to 50 - 80 %
# of RAM but beware of setting memory usage too high
#innodb_buffer_pool_size = 16M
#innodb_additional_mem_pool_size = 2M
# Set .._log_file_size to 25 % of buffer pool size
#innodb_log_file_size = 5M
#innodb_log_buffer_size = 8M
#innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit = 1
#innodb_lock_wait_timeout = 50

max_allowed_packet = 16M

# Remove the next comment character if you are not familiar with SQL

key_buffer_size = 20M
sort_buffer_size = 20M
read_buffer = 2M
write_buffer = 2M


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