Bug 254948 - databases/mariadb105-server fails to resolve localhost
Summary: databases/mariadb105-server fails to resolve localhost
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: Bernard Spil
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-04-10 16:18 UTC by John R
Modified: 2021-04-12 07:27 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
linimon: maintainer-feedback? (brnrd)


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Description John R 2021-04-10 16:18:03 UTC
mariadb104 or mariadb105 fail to resolve localhost and therefore cannot connect to local db instance, suspect skip_name_resolve is locked to 1 as numeric ip works. Querying localhost with resolveip returns expected result.
Comment 1 Marek Zarychta 2021-04-10 16:41:09 UTC
Is MariaDB client supposed to connect to localhost instead of file socket? Is MariaDB server listening on localhost is the socket not firewalled? What is localhost address/addresses in your case ?
Comment 2 John R 2021-04-10 17:01:22 UTC
I see the issue on *-server, regardless of whether the localhost is or or 1127.0.2.1 etc.
Comment 3 Marek Zarychta 2021-04-10 17:45:01 UTC
(In reply to John R from comment #2)
localhost usually resolves to ::1. Are you sure that IPv6 is supported in your install ?
Comment 4 John R 2021-04-10 17:53:21 UTC
I don't use ipv6 and I never mentioned it.
Comment 5 Marek Zarychta 2021-04-10 18:00:35 UTC
Could you please describe it better? How can one reproduce your issue?
Comment 6 John R 2021-04-10 18:04:44 UTC
If I have a website running that requires backend connection to the db, it fails to connect when the ipaddress is set up as localhost, however when I change it to the numeric ip, it connects. That better? :)
Comment 7 Marek Zarychta 2021-04-10 18:46:00 UTC
I believe it's not a bug. Please consider closing this PR and checking/editing  the contents of /etc/hosts or/and enabling connections and required grants on [::1]:3306 socket.
Comment 8 John R 2021-04-10 20:23:59 UTC
What exactly should I have in /etc/hosts ?

At the moment it is like this...

#::1			localhost localhost.my.domain		hostname.domain.co.uk BuildBSD localhost localhost.domain.co.uk

Host and domain obfuscated.
Comment 9 John R 2021-04-10 20:29:09 UTC
Also I had grants for user@localhost and user@ added too. Made no difference till I changed localhosts to on the website connection details.
Comment 10 John R 2021-04-10 20:31:55 UTC
Additionally, mariadb provides resolveip which I used to confirm it did see localhost as the expected, still failed to connect.