Re: Wordpress MySQL error
On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 07:02:45AM -0600, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
> Christopher Nelson wrote:
> >I just installed wordpress on my box, and am unable to get it to work.
> >I created a link for it in /etc/apache2/conf.d and when I went/go to
> >localhost/blog, I get the error:
> >"Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL which is required
> >for WordPress."
> >I'm using the version of wordpress in unstable (1.5.0-1) and have php4
> >(4.3.10-9) and mysql-server (4.0.23-10) and php4-mysql (4.3.10-9)
> >installed. I haven't changed any config files for these, as I don't
> >know where/how to begin. A google search suggested commenting out the
> >check for mysql from /usr/share/wordpress/wp-settings.php but all that
> >bought me was a blank screen instead of an error.
> >If anyone has any suggestions or experience regarding this issue, I
> >would most appreciative for any advice shared.
> Did you:
> use mysqladmin to create the root password?
Just did that, with no noticable effect (other than the obvious security
increase--should've done that before I tried anything)
> use mysql and that pw to create the wordpress database?
The README.Debian file suggested that wordpress would manage the
database, and when I just checked it does indeed exist, as does a
wordpress user. I'm not sure what, if anything, I'd need to change, the
user appears to me to have permissions to the wordpress database.
> as specified in http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress ?
In regards to these steps, I also checked the wp-config.php file and it
has the correct database, user, and host fields filled in.
Thanks for the advice,
Christopher Nelson - Chris AT cavein DOT org
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