[rt-users] i can connect to mysql but "www" cant.

Mike Braziel mike at mactech-solutions.com
Tue Dec 13 16:02:46 EST 2005

I replied to Josh directly in detail, but basically, in a default  
install for RT and MySQL in Mac OS X Server, there are a couple of  
settings conflicts to resolve.

RT looks for  MySQL at ''/var/mysql/mysql.sock'
MySQL defaults to "/tmp/mysql.sock" under Mac OS X unless you copy  
one of the provided cnf files to /etc/my.cnf

Also there is a permissions problem with '/var/mysql/' that blocks  
access to the www user
A 'chmod 755 /var/mysql/' fixes it.

Then there is the MySQL password hash. Perl, PHP and other included  
builds expect the old password hash in MySQL, MySQL defaults to the  
new, longer hash.

Adding 'old_passwords' to the [mysqld] section of my.conf fixes this.

On Dec 13, 2005, at 12:15 PM, Josh Kuperman wrote:

> Ok more Mac OS X strange stuff. I have telnet disabled in favor of  
> ssh, but that seems to
> prevent me from being able to contact my mysqld. I also found out  
> that by default Mac OS X
> server start the daemon with the skip networking option. But what I  
> find truly mystifying is why I can connect to the mysql server, us  
> my rt user and password, but that the web user, on the Mac OS X  
> server it is "www" on some other apache implementation it is nobody.
> I believe for rt to work, the user running the web server "www"  
> needs to be able to access the mysqld.  I don't understand why I  
> can access mysqld on localhost but not "www".
> secretariat:~ josh$ sudo -u www mysql -u rt_user -p -h localhost
> Enter password:
> ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through  
> socket '/var/mysql/mysql.sock' (13)
> secretariat:~josh$ mysql -u rt_user -p -h localhost
> Enter password:
> Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
> Your MySQL connection id is 1 to server version: 4.1.13a
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