[mythtv-users] mythfilldatabase problem on new install
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Jun 9 00:06:49 UTC 2005
Justin Popa wrote:
>On 6/8/05, PAUL WILLIAMSON <pwilliamson at mandtbank.com> wrote:
>>Attempt to run mythfilldatabase results in (among other things)
>>and dumps me back to a command prompt.
>Welcome to my issue, if you look in the dir... there isnt a full mysql
>installation. I am away from home for a bit and I haven't had time to
>fix it. I tried some stuff but I couldn't figure it out. Basically
>you're missing mysql.sock, if you find a solution, please let me know.
Sounds like your MySQL is using a non-default location for the socket.
How about putting the lines
in the file ~/.my.cnf of the user running mythfilldatabase.
You can find the location of the socket by running:
mysql -u mythtv -p mythconverg -e status
(from a user account that's already configured ;). If you don't have an
account that can connect, check your start scripts to see if they
specify a --socket option or MYSQL_UNIX_PORT environment variable. If
so, put its value in .my.cnf. If not, your MySQL was probably compiled
to use a different default location for the socket (using
--with-unix-socket-path), so you can either find out what it was or use
--socket or MYSQL_UNIX_PORT to set it back to the default default
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