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mysql can't connct through socket

mysql can't connct through socket

mysql can't connct through socket

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I am getting this error while trying to open mysql through php.  It has only started to happen here recently.

MySQL Connection Failed: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (111)

Any thoughts...?

RE: mysql can't connct through socket

I'm not sure if it's the same problem but here goes:

I just did a fresh install of RH 7.0 with apache, php, and mysql.

I had the same problem.
All I had to do was change the permissions on my MySQL directory (in your case "/var/lib/mysql") so that my apache user (the user/group that apache runs as) has access.

check to make sure it also changes permissions on the mysql.sock file.  That's the important one.

I believe apache only needs read (maybe execute) access.

chmod 755 /var/lib/mysql

(that's from memory, but you know the gist of the problem)

Milner

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