[TYPO3-english] Install Tool cant access local mysql

Loek Hilgersom loek at netcoop.nl
Thu Nov 14 11:08:29 CET 2013

Correction: it's not a core-bug, I also have the issue with other sites using 
older TYPO3-versions that did work before. In my case it appears to be an issue 
with my manually compiled PHP-versions (though I haven't found the reason yet, 
all works fine when connecting to


On 14-11-13 10:15, Loek Hilgersom wrote:
> 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.
> Loek
> 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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