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#25881 (In Topic #6046)

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I'm trying to install ocportal but i keep getting an error it says

Could not connect to database-server (Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2))

what should I do to fix this problem?

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This error (as far as I know) happens for one of two reasons:
  • mySQL is installed, but not configured, on the server you specified
  • mySQL is installed but misconfigured, and will fail to connect if it tries to perform a 'non-network' connection.

You could try specifying your web servers IP address as the database server name, instead of using the default 'localhost' value.
This should force a 'network' connection, which avoids using the 'socket' mentioned in the error.

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