After installing WP successfully on a Debian 508 system, I invoked the install.php script as directed, filled out the db creation stuff, and no matter what I do, the system tells me it cannot connect to the SQL server, which I know is started because I can communicate with it via the shell and the command "/etc/init.d/mysql status" says it's up and running. I've tried 'localhost", '127.0.0.1', the fully qualified host name, nothing works. What'd I do wrong? It all went so smoothly and looked so easy, I probably have forgotten some silly single step along the way, but I sure can't think of what it could be.
Thanks in advance.