Re: unable to connect to database in MediaWiki 1.27.4 installation
- Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2018 17:04:27 +0100
- From: mick crane <mick.crane@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: unable to connect to database in MediaWiki 1.27.4 installation
On 2018-07-08 08:53, Sharon Kimble wrote:
I'm unable to get mediawiki from the repos working as it is
failing at accessing the database as part of its configuration at the
beginning. I say 'consistently' as the same problem has occurred when
trying to install mediawiki from source, and this is a clean fresh
install so I think that it must be something in my /home because it is
completely new fresh install. But what?
Can anyone give me some guidance here please, as I've been looking in
/home for anything 'mariadb' or 'mysql'-like but without any success.
When I input my database details into
'http://localhost/mediawiki/mw-config/index.php?page=DBConnect' I get
error message saying -
│DB connection error: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost'
│Check the host, username and password and try again.
To my thinking, its obviously comparing what I'm inputting into
something, and deciding that they don't match, so therefore giving me
error message. But what is it comparing to?
I don't know what error you get if mysqld is not running but best see if
"ps ax | grep mysql"
Key ID 4BFEBB31