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I've been bashing my head against this wall for two days and making no progress. I have a mysql database on a local Linux server and I'm trying to connect using DBI. The socket location is nonstandard. Instead of "/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock", it's "/usr/kasenna/mysql/tmp/mysql.sock".

From the command line, I can connect using DBI:

mysql -S /usr/kasenna/mysql/tmp/mysql.sock -u root --password=password.

When I try to duplicate that using DBI:

my $dbh = DBI->connect('dbi:mysql:database=nemo;socket=/usr/kasenna/mysql/tmp/mysql.sock', 'nemo','password')

my %attr; $attr{socket} = "/usr/kasenna/mysql/tmp/mysql.sock"; my $dbh = DBI->connect('dbi:mysql:nemo', 'nemo', 'password', \%attr);
I get the following error:
Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)

I'm pretty sure that the problem stems from trying to pass the non-standard socket location, but I can't figure out how to pass that in the connect statement.

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In reply to Connecting to mysql using DBI and a non-standard socket by logan

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