[TYPO3-english] Install Tool cant access local mysql

Pero Peric pperic at mail.com
Thu Nov 14 09:17:57 CET 2013

On 13.11.2013. 17:00, peter williams wrote:
> Hello.
> I'm trying to install and try out typo3 on my local mac osx lion.
> I've installed apache2, php and mysql (via mac ports). All seem to be
> running as should.
> I can connect to the mysql sever on the command line:
>> /opt/local/lib/mysql56/bin/mysql -u root -p
> Enter password: Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
> Your MySQL connection id is 7
> Server version: 5.6.13 Source distribution
> Ive unpacked the typo3 installation and entered
> localhost/typo3/intropack-6.1.4/typo3/install/index.php
> into my browser which then opens up the install tool with
> "Installing TYPO3 6.1"
> I enter/select:
> Driver: mysql
> Username: root
> Password: same as on the command one client above
> Host: localhost
> However I get the error message:
> There is no connection to the database!
> (Username: root, Host: localhost, Using Password: YES)
> Go to Step 1 and enter a valid username and password!
> Whats wrong?
> Im sure the password is the same as that which worked on the command
> line client.
> Should I be entering something else for "Host".
> Thanks very much in advance.

Is your localconf or whatever they use in 6.x version writable? Check 
what is actually written there as DB parameters.


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