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Thread: Install Scriptcase on Ubuntu but cannot connect to localhost MySQL

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    Install Scriptcase on Ubuntu but cannot connect to localhost MySQL

    I installed mysql on the localhost and then installed ScriptCase using the 64bit installed for Linux (my system is ubuntu) on the same localhost.

    I can successfully connect to ScriptCase and login but when I try to connect to the MySQL instance installed on the same localhost within scriptcase using the database setup, I keep getting:
    Connection Error

    Connection refused mysql_connect(): Connection refused

    I am able to connect to MySQL using the mysql command on the localhost using the root id and password. It just won't work from within ScriptCase. I even ran:
    grant all on *.* to 'root'@'%'. Still won't connect.

    I didn't have this problem when I installed scriptcase on windows 7.

    Why does scriptcase refuse to connect to mysql?

  2. #2
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    May 2009
    I suspect it will be in the mysql configuration. Can you provide the error number, which will help to diagnose the problem.

    Have you checked the mysql docs:

    In a cmd shell try
    mysqlshow -u root -p

    Does a log in work on the localhost?


    Cheers & good luck.

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    Sep 2010
    Quote Originally Posted by pkrawetzky View Post
    Why does scriptcase refuse to connect to mysql?
    Is MySQL running on "localhost" or running on ip adress or server name? Look at this help: Click!
    Best regards: - Reinhard -

    I use ScriptCase 8 Enterprise Edition, Version 8.(latest)

    We need: good support and fast bug fixing ...

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    Commenting out bind-address= from my.conf did the trick but another unusual thing is I can now connect using but not localhost. I looked at my /etc/hosts file and there is an entry localhost there. Shouldn't this do the trick?

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    Mar 2012
    Halifax, Canada
    No, not in Linux/Unix/BSD.
    For the MySQL client 'localhost' means the local machine, so it tries to connect to a Unix socket instead of making a network request via TCP/IP.
    The problem could be that you're either not using a Unix socket, or more likely, the MySQL client libraries don't know where to find the Unix socket file.

    Check your php.ini for mysql.default_socket. Not quite sure about Ubuntu but should be something like '/tmp/mysql.sock'.


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