[Mediawiki-l] mediawiki maintenance scripts DB connection error mysql

Brion Vibber brion at pobox.com
Tue Jan 11 14:25:37 UTC 2011

This can be set in your php.ini file; note that some systems use different
configuration files for Apache module, CGI, and command-line PHP. Check the
output of phpinfo() or php -i for a dump of configuration info including the
path to php.ini and the current values of all settings.

-- brion
On Jan 10, 2011 8:27 PM, "Joe Carbone" <joe-carbone at live.com> wrote:
> I am using a custom php and mysql installation and custom configurations
on top of that for each instance set ...
> When running a maintenance script, such as runJobs.php, I get an error:
> DB connection error: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket
'/opt/mysql/var/lib' (111) (localhost)
> The
> DB for this wiki is actually running out of /tmp/mysql.sock and this is
> set in LocalSettings.php, but all the maintenance scripts still want to
> use the default socket path of my custom php installation and custom
> mysqld installation.
> I even tried to do a runJobs.php --conf /www/mywiki/LocalSettings.php and
still gave the same error ?
> Is
> there anyway to force the socket location for this, such as a
> MYSQL_SOCK system variable or something like that (I am using linux) ?
> Thanks.
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