I followed all the install wizards When setting up icinga2, I have the following error:
SQLSTATE[HY000]  Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (13)
I tried using the mysql command line utility, and I got the same response. To fix this, I symlinked the socket such that
ls -alF shows the following:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 mysql mysql 25 Jun 2 10:23 /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock -> /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock=
ls -alF /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock returns
srwxrwxrwx 1 mysql mysql 0 Jun 2 10:39 /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock=
Now the mysql command line works without complaint, but I continue to receive "Can't connect" errors from the icinga2 web interface. I cannot find anywhere in the logs that shows any errors. I've checked the following log files:
ido2db.debug (does some stuff and then cleans up child processes) apache2/error.log (nothing) apache2/access.log (shows requests coming through from web interface) icinga2.err (nothing) icinga2/startup.log (looks pretty standard)
There do not appear to be any logs that are specific to the icinga2 web interface (there's no /var/log/icingaweb2, and there's no web log in /var/log/icinga2)
I do not want to change the mycnf file because I have many other services relying on the current location of the mysql socket.
How do I solve this problem? I can't seem to find a config that I can modify for icinga2 to point it at a different socket. Can I set up mysql to have 2 sockets?
If I change the my.cnf file to set the socket in the correct location, everything works.