[mythtv-users] Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket'/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (111)

Phil Bridges phil at gravityhammer.com
Mon Sep 27 17:00:56 EDT 2004

> On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 15:51:39 -0400, Isaac Richards <ijr at po.cwru.edu>
> wrote:
>> You don't tell it - that information is handled entirely by the mysql
>> client
>> library, and has absolutely nothing to do with mythtv.
> So if my mysql.sock file is not in the non-default location
> /var/lib/mysql that mythtv seems to be hardcoded for, I cannot run the
> setup program at all?  Is there another way to get setup without
> running setup?
> Surely I am not the first person to come along with vanilla MySQL
> installed from source using /tmp for the mysql.sock location.  This is
> the default location as per the MySQL manual..  Why on earth would
> anyone feel the need to hardcode it to some non-standard location is
> beyond reason.

why don't you just set up a symbolic link to it?

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