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Re: Accessing MySQL DB through DBIby cchampion (Curate)
|on Jan 06, 2005 at 09:15 UTC||Need Help??|
Can you connect using a normal MySQL client? Did you actually try right before your attempt at a Perl connection? (If you have root access, perhaps you also have shell access to that server).
Anyway, if you can connect from the command line and not from a script, it could be that you are using a socket that isn't standard, and from the command line it is found thanks to a configuration file or an environment variable, while in the Perl script it is not seen at all.
That was just speculation. Now. If you really have
root access, try creating a normal user, and connect to
your server using an IP address (instead of localhost)
and that user. Try it from the command line first.
In addition to what others have offered you in their answers, you may look at Before asking a database related question ..., where you'll find some useful advice.