Mysql install help

Mike Smith mikeosmith at
Thu Jan 19 14:37:29 UTC 2006

Strange, I would try (like it sounds like you have done):

sudo apt-get remove --purge mysql-server
sudo apt-get install mysql-server
Do everything that recommends...

mysql -u root -p

Looking at

"Create the file You can use setup script provided in
distribution (scripts/setup.php) to create basics of config file. See
Setup (link:
chapter for details. If you don't like setup or want to fine tune
resulting configuration, open (or create in case of starting from
scratch) in your favorite editor and fill in there
values for host, user, password and authentication mode to fit your
environment. Look at libraries/config.default.php how these fields
should be defined. Here, "host" means the MySQL server. Have a look at
Configuration section  for an explanation of all values. Please also
read the remaining of this Installation section for information about
authentication modes and the linked-tables infrastructure."

Hope that works for you.

Mike smith

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