I'm using Mandrake Linux 8.2 (upgraded the RPMs to 9.0). It originally had
MySQL 3.23 and I had no trouble using it from Perl.
Last night I upgraded to MySQL 4.0.x. It wasn't a straight upgrade -- I
basically copied the old files to backup directories and installed 4.0.x new.
Now whenever I try to access MySQL from Perl (using the DBI interface), I get
DBI connect('database=lopas','hal',...) failed: Can't connect to local MySQL
server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) at test.pl line 11
There is no socket file (mysql.sock) in the /var/lib/mysql directory (this is
the MySQL data dir on this system). (I can't find one in the backup
directory either, but it is possible I outsmarted myself and somehow deleted
I searched mysql.com and found a few things similar to my situation. One is
to check on the socket with this command line:
mysqladmin --protocol=socket --socket=/tmp/mysql.sock version
which I did, and got this error:
mysqladmin: ERROR: unknown variable 'protocol=socket'
So why am I getting this error for something mysql.com is telling me to do (I
notice when I do mysqladmin --help, --protocol is no mentioned at all)?
And, most important, how do I get Perl working with MySQL again?
Thanks for any help or suggestions (or even a URL for the M to RTF!)