phpMyAdmin and CentOS and EC2 and RDS – fixed!

If you’re reading this and it matters to you.  I’m about to save you hours of go-nowhere research.  Nowhere else have i found the solution.  So here you go world. I can describe the problem as this:  PHPMyAdmin apparently won’t work under Amazon’s EC2 instance of CentOS using RDS or some other TCP based SQL connection. Maybe the problem description is too general in some places, and maybe too specific in others.  However, if you’ve “tried everything” and phpMyAdmin still won’t work for you, this is it.

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