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Old 04-13-2004, 09:02 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2004
Distribution: Fedora Core 4
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Apache/PHP/MySQL Problems!

Hello, i'm having some problems getting access to my MySQL database on Linux Redhat 9.

I downloaded and compiled/installed all 3 of the latest versions of Apache, PHP, and MySQL, and got them to all start up when linux starts, and this all works ok.

I tried making a phpinfo.php and it works great, i also tried running /usr/local/mysql/bin/.mysql
This works ok, i can go in and i get the mysql prompt so i can issue commands and everything, works great.

But my problem is when i try to access the mysql database from a PHP file. I get the following error message:

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

I've searched at the forums and played around with a few things, some of the ./configure parameters for PHP and for apache, but no luck.
I'm still fairly new to linux. If anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Old 04-13-2004, 09:37 PM   #2
Registered: Jan 2004
Distribution: Fedora Core 4
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Yay i got it to work. For those of you who ever have the same problem, here's how i fixed it.

I copied the my-medium.cnf from the mysql/support-files directory to the /usr/local/mysql/data directory (don't know if that did anything but i did it anyway).

Then i went to my /usr/local/lib/php.ini file, opened it with VI and set the default sock to /tmp/mysql.sock, then restarted apache server and it works great.


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