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Asked by @ndros
Posted Dec 31 2011 05:12 PM
ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock'
here the weird part: I got xampp as the book recommended and it say all servers are go!
when i tried to type the line in 'mysql -u root -p', the machine told me to get the right packages.
so i did sudo apt-get blah blah blah
got the same result
so i checked the directories, and 'lo! there is no .sock! even worse; there was no dir for it or anything!
whence i looked around the net all the suggestions pointed to further places that dont exist!
running latest ubuntu laptop
... contemplating windows.... ugh
Comment by rachel.j : Jan 10 2012 08:28 AM
I'm sorry for the confusion. I'm forwarding this question to our book technical support group (firstname.lastname@example.org) so they can help.