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Re: Accessing MySQL DB through DBI

by cchampion (Curate)
on Jan 06, 2005 at 09:15 UTC ( #419841=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Accessing MySQL DB through DBI

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.
This should either solve your problem or give you more information t about asking for more help.

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.

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Re^2: Accessing MySQL DB through DBI
by GaijinPunch (Pilgrim) on Jan 06, 2005 at 23:35 UTC
    Thanks for the reply everyone. It is, for some weird reason, a MySQL problem. The root password is not what I set it to... or, I set it to something by mistake. Even though I was logged in as root at one point, I can't anymore. Very frustrating. :( So, I'll have to sort out this problem before continuing w/ the Perl side.

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