The full path to the mysql.sock file must be readable, and searchable
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.
> 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