Problems with MySQL

Discussion in 'macOS' started by papabill, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. papabill macrumors member

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    Nov 24, 2010
    #1
    I'm not sure which one it is, but I've been trying to set up a PHP Forum on my Mac, and when it comes to setup, I get an error:
    Code:
    
    Could not connect to the database, see error message below.
    Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)
    
    
    The database IS created and writeable.

    Here are the details of my setup:
    Computer: Macintosh G4 AGP Minitower
    Processor: 400Mhz PowerPC G4
    RAM: 1Gb SDRAM
    OS: OS X 10.4.11
    HD: ST320011A Quantum Fireball SE6.4A

    phpMyAdmin: 2.11.11.1
    MySQL: 5.0.87
    UNIX socket: /tmp/mysql.sock
    SMF version: 1.1.12

    (Don't know what else to put for information)

    I've tried two different forums (SMF and phpBB), but they BOTH look for /var/mysql/mysql.sock. And as you see, my UNIX socket is /tmp/mysql.sock

    Now, who can help with my problem? Anything would be GREATLY appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Location:
    USA
    #2
    This error comes up a bit. From memory, a common solution was to create a symbolic link between those locations.
     

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