I'm trying to get mediawiki working on a solaris 9 domain (this is on a
Sun 15k, FWIW). I had mysql installed and in a fit of stupidity, managed
to remove /tmp/mysql.sock. After scouring the Usenet via google, and
searching through the archives at lists.mysql.com, I'm still in a quandry
as to how to recreate this pointer.
First off, there is no /var/lib directory, so it wasn't pointing there (as
was pointed to in one google hit). Actually, there's no mysql.sock
anywhere on this system (as far as I can tell).
So I've re-configured, re-compiled and re-installed mysql-4.1.12 but it
still does not create the pointer to mysql.sock.
I'm enough of a mysql newbie (though a solaris oldbee) to be uncertain how
to communicate with this service (I thought that if the socket wasn't
there, it would use tcp/ip). Goes to show what I know! Any pointers on how
to recreate /tmp.mysql.sock, and what it should be pointing to will be a
Thanks in advance for any help,
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