[TYPO3-english] Install Tool cant access local mysql

Loek Hilgersom loek at netcoop.nl
Thu Nov 14 10:15:13 CET 2013

Hi Peter,

I just ran into this situation with a 6.2-dev installation. TYPO3 could not 
connect to localhost, although username and password are correct. It did work 
after changing to TCP/IP by connecting to instead.

Let me know if it works with, I think the cause is a bug somewhere in 
the core.


On 14-11-13 09:17, Pero Peric wrote:
> 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.
> Regards.

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