I am having a similar problem.
I have installed the latest version of XAMPP onto my Gentoo Linux. I am not able to connect to the running MySQL daemon locally or across my network. (it shows the same socket error)
After starting XAMPP (/opt/lampp/lampp start) and then shutting it down (/opt/lampp/lampp stop), ps aux | grep mysql shows two "mysqld_safe" processes running. I seem to be unable to kill them.
If I attempt to start XAMPP again, it starts Apache, MySQL, and ProFTPD, then says "XAMPP for Linux Started.".
A few seconds later, it says:
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kill: usage: kill [-s sigspec | -n signum | -sigspec] [pid | job] ... or kill -l [sigspec]
... like something is issuing a bad kill command on the system.
This is a freshly installed version of Gentoo, no GUI or anything. Bare minimums.
Is this a bug in the MySQL release?