[Mediawiki-l] MediaWiki on OpenBSD 3.8

Jack Woehr jax at well.com
Wed Feb 1 21:46:39 UTC 2006

Hi --

Installed MediaWiki from the ports tree on OpenBSD ... when I hit
the MediaWiki config page, it fails to connect to mysql with the
message: "MySQL error 2002: Can't connect to local MySQL server
through socket /var/run/mysql/mysql.sock" However, MySQL is indeed
running on that socket:

    mysql> status
    mysql  Ver 12.22 Distrib 4.0.24, for unknown-openbsd3.8 (i386)

    Connection id:          2
    Current database:      
    Current user:           jax at localhost
    SSL:                    Not in use
    Current pager:          stdout
    Using outfile:          ''
    Server version:         4.0.24
    Protocol version:       10
    Connection:             Localhost via UNIX socket
    Client characterset:    latin1
    Server characterset:    latin1
    UNIX socket:            /var/run/mysql/mysql.sock
    Uptime:                 14 min 10 sec

Any tips?

Jack J. Woehr                 # "Men never do evil so completely and
PO Box 51, Golden, CO 80402   #  cheerfully as when they do it from
http://www.well.com/~jax      #  religious conviction." - Pascal

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