[thelist] MySQL - my.cnf not working??

Jay Greenspan jay at trans-city.com
Wed May 9 14:29:18 CDT 2001

Just checked the manual, and it looks like you can use a
--socket flag when starting the daemon with safe_mysqld to
specify where mysql.sock goes.


On Thursday, May 10, 2001, at 02:50 AM, CDitty wrote:

> Hello all, turns out that my odbc problem in Cold Fusion was because of 
> the location of the mysql.sock file.  The CF drivers have it hard coded 
> to a specific directory.
> Anyhow, I have one of two choices.  I can recompile mysql and make it 
> use the temp directory that CF likes or I can use the my.cnf file and 
> set the temp location it that way.  Problem is, my, mysql doesn't seem 
> to be reading my.cnf.  I should be able to set this variable by putting 
> this in the my.cnf file. (This info was obtained in the .support-
> files/my-large.cnf file)
> [client]
> socket          = /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
> But when I stop and start mysql, the mysql.sock is back in the 
> /tmp/folder.
> Can anyone offer any advice on fixing this?
> Thanks

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