Missing MySQL Socket (mysql.sock) Error

If you get some variation of the error below: error: ‘Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock’ You...

If you get some variation of the error below:

error: ‘Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock’

You need to recreate the MySQL socket symlink in /tmp:

ln -s /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock /tmp/

If you have magically disappearing mysql.sock file, it could point to a memory issue or disk space issue on the /tmp partition.

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