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From:Gerald Clark Date:March 22 2001 1:51pm
Subject:Re: ERROR 2002 question
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The full path to the mysql.sock file must be readable, and searchable
for
the client to find and open the socket.

Craig Cummings wrote:
> 
> Hi there,
> 
>         I recently upgraded my Linux kernel to 2.4.2 and my perl DBI/DBD
> and now MySQL is behaving strangely.  If I'm logged into my system as root
> I can see that the mysql server is up and running and I can access it just
> fine using either the root database login or a user login.  However, if
> I'm logged into Linux as a regular user I get an "ERROR 2002: Can't
> connect to local MySQL server through socket 'var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock'
> (13)", even if I try to log in with the root database password.  This
> is also the case when my CGI scripts attempt to access MySQL using a
> user login.
>         I checked the documentation on this but it seems stranger than
> the described Error 2002 situations.  The error log for the localhost
> does not show any record of the failed connections.  Any idea what's going
> on here?  Thanks, in advance, for your help.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Craig Cummings, Ph.D.
> 
> Relman Laboratory
> Stanford University School of Medicine
> Department of Microbiology and Immunology
> 
> e-mail: cummings@stripped
> phone:  650-498-5998
> fax:    650-852-3291
>
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