[Bitnami] mysql_upgrade: Got error: 2002: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock'

Got into this error while trying to run "mysql_upgrade" command

bitnami@server:~$ mysql_upgrade --force -uroot -p
Enter password:
mysql_upgrade: Got error: 2002: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2) while connecting to the MySQL server
Upgrade process encountered error and will not continue.


Just do a symbolic link for the mysql.sock file.

bitnami@server:~$ ln -s /opt/bitnami/mysql/tmp/mysql.sock /tmp/mysql.sock

Wahlah! Problem solved!

bitnami@vulcan-clients:/tmp$ mysql_upgrade --force -uroot -p
Enter password:
Checking server version.
Running queries to upgrade MySQL server.
Checking system database.
mysql.columns_priv OK
mysql.db OK
mysql.engine_cost OK
mysql.event OK
mysql.func OK
mysql.general_log OK
mysql.gtid_executed OK
mysql.help_category OK
mysql.help_keyword OK...


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