Ava Ava - 25 days ago 10
MySQL Question

Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)

I am trying to run mysql client on my terminal. I have installed the latest mysql gem.

➜ ~ git:(master) ✗ ruby -v
ruby 1.8.7 (2010-01-10 patchlevel 249) [universal-darwin11.0]
➜ ~ git:(master) ✗ rails -v
Rails 2.3.14
➜ ~ git:(master) ✗ which mysql
mysql: aliased to nocorrect mysql
➜ ~ git:(master) ✗ which ruby
/usr/bin/ruby
➜ ~ git:(master) ✗ which rails
/usr/bin/rails
➜ ~ git:(master) ✗ gem list

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

actionmailer (2.3.14)
actionpack (2.3.14)
activerecord (2.3.14)
activeresource (2.3.14)
activesupport (2.3.14)
builder (2.1.2)
bundler (1.0.21)
capistrano (2.9.0)
capybara (0.3.9)
cgi_multipart_eof_fix (2.5.0)
childprocess (0.2.2)
columnize (0.3.4, 0.3.3)
cucumber (0.9.4)
cucumber-rails (0.3.2)
culerity (0.2.15)
daemons (1.1.4)
database_cleaner (0.6.7)
diff-lcs (1.1.3)
expertiza-authlogic (2.1.6.1)
fastercsv (1.5.4)
fastthread (1.0.7)
ffi (1.0.10, 1.0.9)
gdata (1.1.2)
gem_plugin (0.2.3)
gherkin (2.2.9)
highline (1.6.2)
hoptoad_notifier (2.4.11)
json (1.4.6)
json_pure (1.6.1)
linecache (0.46)
mime-types (1.16)
mongrel (1.1.5)
mysql (2.8.1)
mysql2 (0.3.7)
net-scp (1.0.4)
net-sftp (2.0.5)
net-ssh (2.2.1)
net-ssh-gateway (1.1.0)
nokogiri (1.5.0)
rack (1.1.2)
rack-test (0.6.1)
rails (2.3.14)
rake (0.9.2)
rbx-require-relative (0.0.5)
rdoc (3.11)
RedCloth (4.2.8)
rgl (0.4.0)
ruby-debug (0.10.4)
ruby-debug-base (0.10.4)
rubyzip (0.9.4)
selenium-webdriver (2.8.0, 2.7.0)
stream (0.5)
term-ansicolor (1.0.7, 1.0.6)

➜ expertiza git:(master) ✗ sudo su
Password:
sh-3.2# mysql -u root -p
Enter password:
ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)
sh-3.2#


I am not able to get rid of the above error. I have created a
mysql.sock file
in
/Users/HPV/expertiza/tmp/sockets
. In the file I have written
mysql.default_socket =/expertiza/tmp/sockets/mysql.sock
.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks!

Answer

You need to follow the directions to install and start the server.

The command varies depending on how you installed MySQL. Try this first:

sudo /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM/MySQLCOM start

If that fails:

cd /usr/local/mysql
sudo ./bin/mysqld_safe
(Enter your password, if necessary)
(Press Control-Z)
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