Perl scripts cannot connect to MySQL via Unix socket

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Why can't my Perl script connect to the Lotus Foundations MySQL database?


The default connection method for localhost MySQL connections is to use a Unix socket. The Perl installation included with Lotus Foundations is unable to connect to MySQL using this method. To work around this limitation, use instead of localhost when specifying the MySQL connection details.

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