You have 2 options: use tcp/ip or find the right .sock file
mysql -uUSER -p -h127.0.0.1 -P3306
or check in the my.cnf where the server creates the .sock file
you have to use the same with the local client.
2011/8/23 Andrew Moore <eroomydna@stripped>
> That's too bad. How did you configure things? What trouble shooting have
> done so far?
> On Aug 23, 2011 9:18 AM, "madunix@stripped" <madunix@stripped> wrote:
> > When I try to start my mysql DB I keep getting the following message:
> > "Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket
> > '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock'"
> > Thanks
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