MySQL Socket Error

ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock’ (2)

would some one please help me to solve this problem ?

I once had this problem and solved it by installing mysql-server, so make sure that you have installed the mysql-server, not the mysql-client or something else.

That error means the file /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock doesn’t exists, if you didn’t install mysql-server, then the file would not exist. So in that case, install it with

sudo apt-get install mysql-server

But if the mysql-server is already installed and is running, then you need to check the config files.

The config files are:

/etc/my.cnf
/etc/mysql/my.cnf
/var/lib/mysql/my.cnf

In /etc/my.cnf, the socket file config may be /tmp/mysql.sock and in /etc/mysql/my.cnf the socket file config may be /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock. So, remove or rename /etc/mysql/my.cnf, let mysql use /etc/my.cnf, then the problem may solved.

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hello , i found a solution here
sudo mysqld-safe --skip-grant-tables &
then press enter
then mysql
it will works

Please define your problem in the title with correct grammar.

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