[thelist] xampp-msql-wordpress still not functioning

Dwain Alford dwain.alford at gmail.com
Sun Nov 20 22:54:09 CST 2005

ok.  i reformatted and reinstalled everything.  now wordpress files
look like they should.  i reinstalled xampp into c:\program files.
the program works.  i creatde a data base and i have made connection
in the admin tools section, odbc.  however, the program says it cannot
find the myodbc3.dll and myodbc3S.dll files.  i searched my system and
they are there.  how do i get the program to recognize these files?

i extracted wordpress into c:\program
files\xampp\htdocs\christianity-philosophy.  i changed the
wp-config-sample file with the necessary information and saved it as
wp-config.php in the same folder as the sample file.  i opened my
browser, found the install file in the wp-admin folder and still the
wp-config file is not found.

i tried installing the program to c:\, but the install button was not
functional.  i have downloaded the zip file and patches.  would this
be a better route than with the installer.  i'm no programmer and
would require hand holding for the install, but i'm willing to give
this a shot to put xampp into the root.

i'm beginning to think that this blog shouldn't be done.  according to
the installation instructions it's a no brainer to install wordpress.

it does concern me that the myodbc dll's aren't found by the program,
yet windows says that i am connecting to the database.  also there is
a db.opt file in the data base folder.  i can't connect to the file
properly with the file dsn tab in the odbc section of admin tools.

any other thoughts?

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