[TYPO3-english] Install Tool cant access local mysql

Steffen Gebert steffen.gebert at typo3.org
Thu Nov 14 15:28:48 CET 2013

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Sorry, I replied yesterday but just noticed that the stupid new (>v3)
Thunderbird's Reply button sends emails directly (and I have to use a
stupid Followup button to post to the newsgroup).

This was my posting:
> is your MySQL server listening to (or even all
> interfaces)? Or are you using skip-networking so that it only
> accepts connections through a unix socket? Then the `mysql` CLI
> client can connect, but TYPO3 can't.

Peter replied back to me:
> Thanks very much for the prompt and helpful answer. That was indeed
> the problem. Ill update my post on the website with some more
> details in case its of help to anybody else.

Kind regards

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On 13/11/13 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.
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