Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket - Headless setup fails and removes all files

Hi all,

My setup is:
Mac Mini macOS Mojave V 10.14.6
Local V 6.1.5
Atlas Add-on V 1.3.0
Web server: nginx
PHP Version: 7.4.1
DB: MySQL 8.0.16

I am unable to create a Headless setup as the setting up process fails with this error:

`Error: Error: Command failed: /Applications/ --password= ping
mysqladmin: [Warning] Using a password on the command line interface can be insecure.
amysqladmin: connect to server at ‘localhost’ failed
error: ‘Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/Users/bc-dev-2/Library/Application Support/Local/run/ztt1K1R6D/mysql/mysqld.sock’ (2)’
Check that mysqld is running and that the socket: ‘/Users/bc-dev-2/Library/Application Support/Local/run/ztt1K1R6D/mysql/mysqld.sock’ exists!

at ChildProcess.exithandler (child_process.js:317:12)
at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:315:20)
at ChildProcess.EventEmitter.emit (domain.js:467:12)
at maybeClose (internal/child_process.js:1048:16)
at Socket.<anonymous> (internal/child_process.js:439:11)
at Socket.emit (events.js:315:20)
at Socket.EventEmitter.emit (domain.js:467:12)
at Pipe.<anonymous> (net.js:673:12)`

Anyone encountered this issue?

I’ve sometimes seen this type of error and don’t know exactly why it happens. Notice the (2) part of the error? That’s like when a file already exists, the OS is trying to name it something different.

I think what might be happening is that something isn’t shutting down cleanly and so that socket already exists when it’s trying to be re-created.

Can you try a restart of the computer so that those old sockets are cleaned up?

Also, do you get similar errors when trying MySQL 5.7?

For Macs: System Preferences > Privacy & Security > Full Disk Access > LocalWP

I have this issue too. The problem is, OS High Sierra doesnt have the Full Disk Access setting. They claim everything has full disk access. But that isn’t true and theres no way to change it if your max OS is High Sierra. It installs fine on my newer macbook pro, but my big imac is screwed so I have to deal with a 13" screen.

Just an FYI the latest versions of Local aren’t compatible with High Sierra and require at least Macos 10.15 Catalina.