Database error during upgrade from 4.0.3 to 4.0.8

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  • RC Nitro
    • Sep 2001
    • 82
    • 4.2.X

    [Forum] Database error during upgrade from 4.0.3 to 4.0.8

    I've attempted an upgrade to 4.0.8 and followed the instructions as well as I could understand it, and I'm now getting a database error.

    The steps I've taken so far is to download the newest version, remove the install.php file, rename the config file, and upload the new files to the server. That's the point where I got the database error.

    Here's the error message i received when attempting to access the vbulletin page with the upgrade instructions:

    Database error in vBulletin :

    mysql_connect(): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)
    /hsphere/local/home/roaradmin/ on line 313

    MySQL Error :
    Error Number :
    Request Date : Saturday, November 6th 2010 @ 05:00:04 PM
    Error Date : Saturday, November 6th 2010 @ 05:00:04 PM
    Script :
    Referrer :
    IP Address :
    Username :
    Classname : vB_Database
    MySQL Version :
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  • Steve Machol
    Former Customer Support Manager
    • Jul 2000
    • 154488

    Assuming the db info in your config.php file is correct, this is a server issue. Please see this page for the causes of this error:

    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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