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Error establishing a database connection (no such file or directory)

Hello !

I can’t connect my BedRock installation to my local SQL server. All my tools are connected but bedrock doesn’t want.

My WP error :
Warning : mysqli_real_connect(): (HY000/2002): No such file or directory in /Users/victor/MyApp/lab/php/WP/web/wp/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 1653

No such file or directory

My .env file :

Other tool with same conf but without problem :

When I request a list of my databases, with :
mysql -u <my_username> -p
show databases;

I have :
| Database
| information_schema
| mysql
| performance_schema
| sys
| wordpress

Thanks for your help :pray:

Try using the direct IP and port your DB is configured on instead of the localhost:


Additionally it looks as though you have setup a databse with SSL enabled. You’ll need to either setup a local database without SSL enabled. Or configure the WP Config with SSL Database configuration, for example:

define('MYSQL_SSL_CA', '/path/to/your-ssl-cert.pem');

Thank you very much for your I tried your solutions, but the error of my PHP which was too old on my computer :sweat: So I updated it with brew (I’m on Mac OS).

brew install php

Everything works ! Thank you very much for your help and your responsiveness!

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