weird on rails message

I'm a newbie trying to get started. Running os 10.5. Installed rails
2.0, i think, but i'm getting a weird error message when i click
"about your environment"

Here it is. Any help would be great

Errno::ENOENT in Rails/infoController#properties

No such file or directory - /tmp/mysql.sock
RAILS_ROOT: /Users/mikemckenna/Desktop/corp/newapp
Application Trace | Framework Trace | Full Trace
Request

Parameters:
None
Show session dump
Response

Headers:
{"cookie"=>[],
"Cache-Control"=>"no-cache"}

So is MySQL 1) installed, 2) running, and 3) using that socket? :slight_smile:

1) yes 2) yes 3) no idea--how can i check that?

1) yes 2) yes 3) no idea--how can i check that?

If you're sure mysqld is running and it's *not* using that socket,
connect using your mysql client and enter

show variables like '%sock%';

That should give you something like:

Bummer--- it _is_ showing it as /tmp/mysql.sock...

Can you actually verify that /tmp/mysql.sock exists on your computer?
Something tells me it doesn't. You should try to locate which socket is
being used. On my computer (I installed mysql through macports), it is
in an entirely different area.