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edited July 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I have installed MySql databases before, I have the right version of MySql. I added a database called "vanilla" and a user with a password. Installing Vanilla for the first time I get this message... ---------------------------------------------------------------------- The database responded with the following message: Access denied for user: '[email protected]' (Using password: YES) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- What's up? I tried changing passwords and a different user, still no go!


  • Hey Wanderer, Try re-entering you password. I got that same msg when I mistakingly typed the wrong one.
  • I have exactly the same problem. Anyone have any ideas? The password idea from shie was a no go for me.
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    Are you sure you've entered the database host address correctly? 90% of the time it should be "localhost".
  • DB name entered correctly and is 'localhost'. All CHMOD permissions correct. I'm completely stumped as to why I can't get past stage one of install.
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    If it were me, I'd try going straight to mysql and resetting the password on that user account to whatever I wanted it to be and then try installing again. You never know ... it may be something else due to a typo...
  • edited July 2006
    Well I checked everything, passwords, permissions etc. All Ok. Ran Installer.php Got: "The database responded with the following message: Access denied for user: '******@localhost' (Using password: YES)" Checked my spelling and input information and now get: "Vanilla seems to have been installed already. You will need to remove the conf/settings.php, conf/database.php files, and all database tables in order to run the installer utility again." I removed these files with the exception of the database as it is not created and then had another go. Same result.
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    edited July 2006
    Try making a test script that connects to the database. Doing basic connection tests with mysql is pretty easy. Create a new blank text file called mysqltest.php and put this inside:

    <?php // Turn on all errors error_reporting(E_ALL); // Customize your database connection $Host = "Your MySQL Host Name"; $User = "Your MySQL Username"; $Password = "Your MySQL Password"; $Database = "Your MySQL database name"; // Open a database connection (you may see some errors here) $Connection = mysql_connect($Host, $User, $Password); // Attempt to select your database if ($Connection && !mysql_select_db($Database, $Connection)) echo("Failed to connect to the '".$Database."' database."); ?>

    Give that a go and see what happens.
  • I think I figured it out. Using Winrar not all files were being unpacked - I don't know why Used Stuffit, uploaded, did the installation as before and I now have Vanilla running. Thanks for you help
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    Oh snap. I didn't see that one coming.
  • Fixed it! Instead of simply "localhost" for the database address I had the full URL. Maybe this should be a hint on the installation page?
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    Nice! Glad you got it figured out. If you want to add it to the troubleshooting page (click the tab above), feel free to do so.
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