for new installations, replacing 127.0.0.1 to support MySQL / MariaDB unix user authentication
out of the box.
Unix Socket Authentication does not work when the database host is given as
127.0.0.1, like the current default.
For the NixOS Linux distribution, I apply this patch downstream so that users only need to fill in
matomo as username without creating, copying and storing a MySQL / MariaDB user pasword and are done.
This of course would require
localhost to be defined somehow, but I never saw a distribution where there wasn't an entry e.g. in
Note that this is only affecting new installations, and if the database connection would fail, it could still be changed by the user to
127.0.0.1 or whatever they need.