[rt-users] RT question 2

Ralph Angenendt ra at letras.de
Thu Oct 19 12:28:10 EDT 2000


dkillebrew wrote:
> what does this mean?
>  ./rtadmin
> Mysql->connect(database=rt;host=localhost) failed: Can't connect to local
> MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2) at
> /usr/local/rt/lib/rt/database.pm line 24
> [connectdb] Database connect failed: Can't connect to local MySQL server
> through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)

Something has killed the socket file Applications use to talk with
mysql - maybe some script like tmpwatch. Quick fix: Restart mysql.

Long term solution: Change the script which starts mysql. On many
distributions MySQL seems to have /tmp/mysql.sock compiled in - in a
directory where it is prone to be deleted by maintenance scripts.
But you can give mysql a different socket file by starting it with
the option --socket. Take a look at 'mysql --help'.

Ralph
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