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Can't complete installation on Mac OS X Tiger Server (5 posts)

  1. zakman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Greetings:

    I hope someone can help with this problem.

    We're attempting to install WordPress on a dedicated Mac OS X Server running 10.4 Tiger. This particular server handles two websites (one in the Library/WebServer/Documents folder and the other in the appropriate User's>Sites folder). We've created a MySQL database, and have placed the WordPress files into the Sites directory of the user account. After setting the database info in the wp-config.php file, attempts to install bring up the "Error establishing a database connection" page.

    At this point, I don't know where to turn. MySQL and Apache have been restarted and are running. MySQL is accessable from the command line. We found some info in Apple's kbase about conflicts with PHP and MySQL(http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301457), so we set both the mysql.sock and the php.ini file as suggested, then restarted MySQL and Apache again. Still no improvement.

    I've verified that the OS X user doesn't need to prepend the MySQL username and db name, so that's not the problem. I've also tried placing a wordpress folder into the Library/WebServer/Documents folder, but WordPress still won't install.

    At this point, I'm out of ideas.

    Suggestions?

    Scott

  2. YellowSwordfish
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Could be the mysql socket path which Apple changed in Tiger.. did you do this:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301457

  3. YellowSwordfish
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    OK can that! That'll teach me to read to the end! Sadly that's the only problem I had so sorry - no ideas!

  4. YellowSwordfish
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    One other thought. WP uses the older MySQL password mechanism. If you installed a newer version then WP can't read the passwords. Youy'v e probably been down this track but you DO have to use the OLD PASSWORD command on your users for WP to connect. Just a thought.

    Details here:

    http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/old-client.html

  5. zakman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for your assistance, YellowSwordfish. The mod you suggested solved the problem. I ran the SET PASSWORD command, and was able to install successfully.

    Hopefully this thread will help other users who encounter the same problem.

    Scott

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