Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock’ (2)
Refer the below steps to solve this:
a.Check the ownership of “/var/lib/mysql” and its files and subdirectories in mysql user of mysql group.
To reset the ownership run the following command:
chown mysql.mysql -R /var/lib/mysql/*
b. Check the permissions of mysql directory, and all its files and subdirectories.
It must be set to rwxr-xr-x (755).
To reset the permission Run the following command:
chmod 755 -R /var/lib/mysql/*
C.Refresh mysql service now using the below command :-
service mysql start
The error message should disappear and you should see the below output :-
Starting MySQL. [ OK ]