O'Fermah O'Fermah - 4 months ago 147
Python Question

PyMySQL can't connect to MySQL on localhost

I'm trying to connect to MySQL on localhost using PyMySQL:



import pymysql
conn = pymysql.connect(db='base', user='root', passwd='pwd', host='localhost')


but (both on Python 2.7 and Python 3.2) I get the error:


socket.error: [Errno 111] Connection refused

pymysql.err.OperationalError: (2003, "Can't connect to MySQL server on 'localhost' (111)")


I'm sure mysqld is running because I can connect using mysql command or phpMyAdmin. Moreover, I can connect using MySQLdb on Python 2 with nearly the same code:

import MySQLdb
conn = MySQLdb.connect(db='base', user='root', passwd='pwd', host='localhost')


It seems that the problem is on PyMySQL side rather than MySQL but I have no idea how to solve it.

Answer

Two guesses:

  1. Run mysqladmin variables | grep socket to get where the socket is located, and try setting up a connection like so:

    pymysql.connect(db='base', user='root', passwd='pwd', unix_socket="/tmp/mysql.sock")
    
  2. Run mysqladmin variables | grep port and verify that the port is 3306. If not, you can set the port manually like so:

    pymysql.connect(db='base', user='root', passwd='pwd', host='localhost', port=XXXX)
    
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