I'm trying to get MySQL running on my Mac. I used macports for the initial install but can't get past this mysql socket error. Note: macports appends the version number to commands if they look odd below.
Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)'
I get this error when:
mysqladmin5 -u root password
mysql5 -u root -p
My install and start process
Installed mysql with macports:
sudo port install mysql5 +server
sudo /opt/local/lib/mysql5/bin/mysql_install_db --user=mysql
Started like this:
sudo /opt/local/share/mysql5/mysql/mysql.server start
How I've tried to solve this
I tried adding to the my.cnf file
[mysqld_safe] socket = /tmp/mysql.sock
Only problem is there wasn't a my.cnf file to begin with so I'm not sure if I created it in the right place.
I was also going to sim link the mysql.sock file to the /tmp dir but there's no mysql.sock file anywhere on the system.
So I created a mysql.sock file
But this didn't work either.
I'm thinking maybe I missed something in the install process since I can't find the my.cnf or mysql.sock file on the system.
Here's the guide I used: