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Install problem - don't see answer here? (7 posts)

  1. merlene
    Member
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I have my site hosted on a server running linux, php 4.3.3 and mysql 4.0.18
    I have successfully installed Movable Type, PHP-Nuke and several other programs here but am having fits with the install of WordPress 1.0.2
    1. install-config.php won't run at all. I've changed the permissions, etc. Still won't work so I config'd wp-config.php by hand.
    2. I set up a new mysql db, username, password, etc - put all the info in the correct areas of the wp-config-sample.php and changed name to wp-config.php and the result is:
    Error establishing a database connection! This probably means that the connection information in youn wp-config.php file is incorrect. Double check it and try again.
    Are you sure you have the correct user/password?
    Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    Are you sure that the database server is running?
    I've checked and triple checked all of my info. I even set up yet another mysql database with new user and new password just in case. I still get the same result.
    Any suggestions? I'm very frustrated right now.

  2. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 12 years ago #

    merlene,
    When I set up WP for the first time, I made a simple mistake that drove me nuts. When I created the database, I also created the user. What I did NOT do, however, was ensure that the user was a member of the database. Have you ensured that the user is a member of your database? If the user is not, then simply make it a member, and off you go.
    However, if that is not the case, then please post back and we'll see if we can find another solution.
    Craig.

  3. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 12 years ago #

    MySQL is a funny animal.... I know that (at least on my test machine) when I add a new DB user, I have to re-start mySQL. On my live site, I usually have to wait a couple of hours before the host system refreshes itself and the new DB user is picked up. I have experienced this on several hosts with a variety of front ends (and not just WP).
    merlene, having it in a sub dir isn't/shouldn't be the issue. I ran mine at home that way for the longest time w/o incident.
    TG

  4. merlene
    Member
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Hi TG
    I've tried using this db and user info using another program this morning and it connected fine but still won't seem to work with WP.

  5. Laughinglizard
    Member
    Posted 12 years ago #

    @merlene: Sounds like you have quite a bit of experience and these suggestions are based on that assumption:
    1) Reupload all the files. I have seen cases where some crucial files were missed and there were goofy problems with the install.
    2) Sounds like you are pretty sure of the config. So I am not going to touch on that. I had MarkP having a similar problem but that was related to php/MySql connections. Download this file and rename the required variables in there and run it from a browser.
    http://weblogtoolscollection.com/b2-img/test.phps
    If this file works, there is no reason that WP will fail. If there is a problem with this file, report the error code on here (or email me if you would like)
    Peace

  6. merlene
    Member
    Posted 12 years ago #

    LaughingLizard:
    I took your advice and uploaded all the files again and all is working well this time.
    Thanks to everyone for their help!
    Merlene

  7. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I got same problem. I fixed the problem by stop and restart mySQL

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