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From:Opec Kemp (Ozlinx) Date:June 14 1999 2:44pm
Subject:Re: socket problem with DBI connection
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> Hello !
> Thanks for response but I think I don't really understand how mysql uses
> sockets.
> I didn't change the 3306 port (i'm sure because my win ODBC is configured
> use it and it works)
> But I know that safe_mysqld script starts mysqld with param
> --socket=/tmp/.my.socket
> (this cannot be changed with my permissions)
> when I want to use mysql shell I must start it like this:
> mysql --socket=/tmp/.my.socket
> (without --socket i get "Can't connect to local MySQL server")
> So, how can I do it in DBI ??
> I'll be very thankful for response because it's a serious problem to me.
> Chris.
Same as previous response :). In you pler script you should have as follow

use DBI;
$dbh=DBI->connect( "DBI:mysql:dbname=dbname:port", "dbusername",

This will return the DB handle in $dbh. You will then use this handle to
perform whatever query u want to this particular DB.
Replace port with the port number. To find yout which port MySQL is running
at you could do

mysqladmin -u yourusername -p variables

You will then be prompted  by the password challange. If you have access
then you will see the list of  MySQL vairables.
The variable you are looking for is
Put the value u found here in
"dbusername", "dbpassword");

If you do not understand DBI then goto this URL: it contains doc on


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