On Mon, 15 Sep 2003, michael watson (IAH-C) wrote:
> Ah, I see. I know I *can* specify the socket at runtime in DBD::mysql,
> but I am using a whole load of someone else code, which doesn't specify
> the mysql socket.... so unless I can get DBD::mysql to work with the
> socket default, i will have to do 1000s of find -> replaces to add the
> extra parameter to the calls to DBI->connect(). And then each time the
> software is updated, do it again.
> So what you seem to be saying is that I need to re-install mysql or do
> the above?
I think what he is saying is that you need to recompile DBD::mysql against
a set of client librares that know which socket path to use. And you will
probably will want to compile a static version so that you are not at the
mercy of LD_LIBRARY_PATH and friends for findind the shared object.