/tmp/mysql.sock Problem: Not There (Mac OS X)
I'm a total newb with Mac OS X, and a total new w/installing MySQL. That being said, when I installed MySQL initially today, it seemed to work just fine. Having shut off my computer to do some other stuff, I am now getting the following error:
error: 'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)'
So, it would seem that this file must exist in order for MySQL to work, but it's not there. I read that this might be due to a cron job that automatically cleans out the tmp folder, which makes sense. The only items I see in the tmp directory are 501 and mcx_compositor (file).
Any suggestions?...especially basic ones?
Oh, yes, I should also mention that my Mac help application stopped working. Spiffy...perhaps unrelated but i thought I'd just mention that.