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  • Got the following error when installing wordpress
    on both linux and unix machines. php – 4.3.3; mysql – 4.0.15a, for hp-hpux11.11
    Database error: [Got error 12 from table handler]
    UPDATE wp_options SET option_type = ‘5’ WHERE option_name = ‘advanced_edit’
    Database error: [Got error 12 from table handler]
    DELETE FROM wp_options WHERE option_name = ‘smilies_directory’
    Database error: [Got error 12 from table handler]
    DELETE FROM wp_options WHERE option_name = ‘use_phoneemail’

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  • My Google search on this error seems to indicate a memory issue, in that your memory was exhausted trying to run the query. Are you running all of this on a local box with bare-minimum resources by any chance?

    No this is run on a large server for an educational institution. I don’t think the issue is one of resources.
    The probelm only arises at step 3 of the installation. WordPress is comunicating with the database.
    Any other suggestions? I’m a little lost here..

    Hi Again
    After some back and forth we got the system up and running.
    It turns out that even though the server is not one of minimal resources, there had been occtional problems with memory and the database.
    NuclearMoose was right in suggesting a memory issue.
    NOTE, as written, above that it can also occur on systems of relatively powerful dimensions.

    I’m getting the same number error after upgrading from 1.2 to 1.5

    WordPress database error: [Got error 12 from table handler]
    SELECT DISTINCT YEAR(post_date) AS
    year, MONTH(post_date) AS month, count(ID) as posts FROM wp_posts WHERE post_date < '2005-04-08 08:55:59' AND post_status = 'publish' GROUP BY YEAR(post_date), MONTH(post_date) ORDER BY post_date DESC

    It appears at the top of the page and immediately after the archives.

    Can anyone help?

    Jeremy

    Apologies

    This seems to have been a server error, just a coincidence that it happened as I upgraded.

    All OK now (I think).

    Jeremy

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