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I want to make use of the mysql 8 parallel import utility: https://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql-shell/8.0/en/mysql-shell-utilities-parallel-table.html

Therefore trying to establish a session as follows:

mysqlsh
\connect mysql://root@localhost

Result:

Creating a Classic session to 'root@localhost'
MySQL Error 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)

What is wrong here? And why does mysql think it should use /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock, while my /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/mysqld.cnf shows:

[mysql]
socket      = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock

This is a default mysql8 installation without any changes. Shoudn't it work by default like this?

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