I’m having the same problem. I’m running Local.app on MacOS 10.15.7 ( Catalina ) and trying to connect with :
- Sequel Pro
- Sequel Ace
None of them allow me to use the socket displayed by Local.
None of them allow me to connect via 127.0.0.1 or localhost on the port opened for the local site.
Sequel Pro returns this message for attempted connection via socket
Unable to connect via the socket, or the request timed out.
Double-check that the socket path is correct and that you have the necessary privileges, and that the server is running.
MySQL said: Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/Users/malcolm/Library/Application Support/Local/run/C6tRgHFBp/mysql/mysqld.sock’ (1)
Sequel Pro returns this message for attempts to connect on localhost
To MySQL, ‘localhost’ is a special host and means that a socket connection should be used.
Did you mean to use a socket connection, or to connect to the local machine via a port? If you meant to connect via a port, ‘127.0.0.1’ should be used instead of ‘localhost’.
Sequel Pro returns this message for attempts to connect on 127.0.0.1
Unable to connect to host 127.0.0.1, or the request timed out.
Be sure that the address is correct and that you have the necessary privileges, or try increasing the connection timeout (currently 10 seconds).
MySQL said: Lost connection to MySQL server at ‘waiting for initial communication packet’, system error: 60