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SMT Cannot connect to local MYSQL server after updating the SMT server

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 2 (SLES 12 SP2)


After patching the SLES 12 SP2 SMT server the following error occurs when running SMT commands:

DBI connect('database=smt;host=localhost','smt',...) failed: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysql/mysql.sock' (13 "Permission denied") at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.18.2/SMT/ line 127.


Downgrade the mariadb rpms to the following versions:


zypper in --oldpackage mariadb-10.0.29-22.1 mariadb-client-10.0.29-22.1 mariadb-errormessages-10.0.29-22.1

Reboot the server.


A bug has been opened for the issue to find the root cause of the problem.


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  • Document ID:7019028
  • Creation Date: 21-May-2017
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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