How to configure RT 3.6 to connect to MySQL through a socket?

Hi, List.

I would like to configure my development environment to use a
socket to connect to my mysql.
I’m trying to use mysql so I can restore backups from the
production system to serve as development data.
I’m running into trouble because the development environment here
works on (user-owned) sockets only and doesn’t read the permission
tables - is this a bigger issue than trying to connect to the
database throught a custom-named socket?

I was thinking about implementing a RT/ overlay to
force the database, but there should be a cleaner way to do this. Can
someone please point me to the right direction before I start writing

Thanks in advance.
Luis Motta Campos
Senior Software Engineer @ Blinck