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Migrating a Ruby on Rails MySQL Database on Dreamhost

If you’re getting this error:

Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock’ (2)

When you try to execute a migration, it might be worth trying:

rake db:migrate RAILS_ENV=production

I’m sure this could be solved in a configuration file – database.yml (?) – but that worked for me.

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August 3, 2008 Posted by | dreamhost, Ruby on Rails | , , , | Leave a comment