Remote MySQL and Horde no workee workee


Well-Known Member
Dec 7, 2001
With a new horde upgrade, comes new issues.

Horde on a remote MySQL server does not function correctly as of the latest upgrade - here is the fix:

The short answer:

/usr/local/cpanel/base/horde/config/conf.php is missing:

$conf['sql']['protocol'] = 'tcp';

Put it in the same general area as the other $conf['sql'] lines, so it continues to read cleanly.

The long answer:

It appears that Horde does not recognize that the database is not local, even when the hostspec doesn't read 'localhost', so it still continues to attempt to connect via the local socket. Putting in that line forces Horde to use the network, and it correctly connects to the remote MySQL server.


Well-Known Member
Sep 17, 2003
UK, Luton
Excellent, been searching for an hour regarding this issue. Changing the protocol from Unix to tcp (Machine is running Unix) indeed seems to kick horde in the ass to use the remote server.

Many thanks.


Mar 21, 2004
I still have some problem
fullhordereset gets some error like

DBD::mysql::st execute failed: Table 'horde.horde_categories' doesn't exist at /usr/local/cpanel/bin/horde_update_usernames line 42.
DBD::mysql::st fetchrow_hashref failed: fetch() without execute() at /usr/local/cpanel/bin/horde_update_usernames line 43.

But i know thats not important
I also see that tables horde.horde_datatree and horde.horde_datatree_attributes are empty even after run fullhordereset and resethorde
Any help ?

also see:
/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/php 2004-09-13_add_uid_field.php

X-Powered-By: PHP/4.3.11
Set-Cookie: Horde=440dde7d32a075bfb57f40d5b7ebb73b; path=/horde; domain=
Expires: Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT
Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0
Pragma: no-cache
Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1

** UIDs successfully stored. ***

I know thats not great that i cant see any uids printed