[thelist] Mysql connection failed

Santilal Parbhu santilal at scorpioneng.co.nz
Sun Nov 18 21:10:46 CST 2007

Thanks Chris,

I haven't had a chance to look into configuring the new instance of MySQL,
but I did have a look to see if there was any data in the new database.  To
my amazement, all of the tables from my earlier instance of MySQL and also
the users, passwords and grants were the same.  Somehow, it must have copied
them.  I don't know enough about how MySQL works to understand why or how
this happened.  So it does seem possible that your suggestion might be
worthwhile, even though you would expect that if the same users and
permissions are copied onto the new database, then access should not be a
problem.  I will keep on it.  Thanks again.


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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Chris Anderson
Sent: Monday, 19 November 2007 1:46 p.m.
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Subject: Re: [thelist] Mysql connection failed

> The first is that I recently installed WAMP, because I was going to
> look at
> upgrading to PHP5.  WAMP has Apache Server (which I have disabled) and
> also
> PHP5 and MySQL.  Could it be that on some occasions it is calling the
> wrong
> MySQL?  How is the MySQL address specified?  (Note that these problems
> only
> started after I loaded WAMP so this looks like a possibility.)

Can you configure the new instance of MySQL?

If so, try adding the same user at host that you use on the "proper"
instance, and see if the error changes to not being able to find the
database ;-)


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