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MySQL error during install


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15 February 2007 at 6:53pm Community Member, 3 Posts

I'm trying a first time install on a cpanel server, I have PHP5 and MySQL 4.1.21 , apache 1.3.37.

When I run install.php I get errors at the top of the page:

Warning: mysql_get_server_info() [function.mysql-get-server-info]: Access denied for user

and below the MySQL section, everything is OK except for this line:

MySQL version at least 4.1   MySQL version 4.1 is required, you only have ..

Is there a way to manually tell the install the MySQL version or trick MySQL into telling its version?



15 February 2007 at 11:17pm Core Development Team, 84 Posts

If you know that you have MySQL 4.1 or better installed, then feel free to search for the following line and place two forward slashes in front of it:

$this->requireMySQLVersion("4.1", array("MySQL Configuration", "MySQL version at least 4.1", "MySQL version 4.1 is required, you only have ", "MySQL " . mysql_get_server_info()));

Should become:

// $this->requireMySQLVersion("4.1", array("MySQL Configuration", "MySQL version at least 4.1", "MySQL version 4.1 is required, you only have ", "MySQL " . mysql_get_server_info()));


16 February 2007 at 7:52am Community Member, 3 Posts

Thanks Matt, I got past that hurdle, when running the install it overwrites the .htaccess where I must have

AddHandler application/x-httpd-php5 .php .php4 .php3 .phtml

I was attempting to install in my root (public_html) directory, not public_html/silverstripe-v2.0/

Once I ran the install in the subdirectory it installed fine.


16 February 2007 at 8:56am Administrator, 685 Posts

We'll need to update the installer so that it merges with the existing .htaccess file if one already exists.


27 February 2007 at 8:44am Community Member, 1 Post

Commenting that line out worked like a charm.

I also had the .htaccess problem, however.

Here's what I did:

1 - Go to the section of install.php that writes the .htaccess file (around line 501)

2 - Insert "AddHandler application/x-httpd-php5 .php" after this line:

$this->createFile(".htaccess", <<<TEXT

3 - Save and upload.


6 March 2007 at 12:28am (Last edited: 6 March 2007 12:32am), Community Member, 2 Posts

I found that my host has some pretty strict requirements on accessing the database. Somewhere in the MySQL docs I read this and added it line 22 of install.php. Fixed it perfectly! Of course you'll want your info in there and to make sure the install.php is not accessible afterwards.

$link = mysql_connect('DATABASESERVER', 'USERNAME', 'PASSWORD');
if (!$link) {
die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());

Perhaps it will work for you.