I tried connecting to mysql as usual on the Mac OS 10.4.11 using the following command:
mysql -h 127.0.0.1 -u root --password=<mypassword>
It gives the following error:
ERROR 2003 (HY000): Can't connect to MySQL server on '127.0.0.1' (61)
Trying to connect using the localhost as the hostname gives the following error:
ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)
There is no socket file being used. So, the second command never worked. The first one always worked. But, now it doesn't. Any ideas ?