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Problem installing phpMyAdmin

phpMyAdmin mySQL

     

BlarneyMan

1:58 pm on Sep 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hello there, I've got an oddball problem and I just can't seem to figure out how to solve it.

I have a test server running Apache under Windows XP Pro. It also has mySQL and PHP5 running on it. I'm pretty sure those are working since I have a webCalender and Forums that use both PHP and mySQL to store the data.

The problem is, I want to get into more serious web development, and that means creating my own databases. I'm familiar with "easy database design" such as via Microsoft Access and SQL Server, where one can easilly and graphically create tables and whatnot, and I want to do the same with mySQL.

So... I hear everybody telling me "you need phpMyAdmin!" which is fine and dandy. I download it, I install it, I try to get it working....

Every time I load the main page, I get a "PHPMyAdmin Error: PHPMyAdmin cannot read your configuration file!" It tells me I am probably missing a ; at the end of a line or something and gives me a link below to click to see the problem.

I click it, I get a blank page, which means there is no problem. No error line, nothing. About the only thing I even changed in that file was the server address.

So.... what am I doing wrong? Has anyone else had this issue? I've tried everything in my arsenal... set Windows permissions to "full access", paths in the env variable paths, etc....

Thank you for any help you can provide.

The Blarney Man
"Aye, I'm irish... and kissin the Blarney stone is what we tell tourists when we want some entertainment with our drink!"

volatilegx

3:01 pm on Sep 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Every time I load the main page, I get a "PHPMyAdmin Error: PHPMyAdmin cannot read your configuration file!" It tells me I am probably missing a ; at the end of a line or something and gives me a link below to click to see the problem.

I click it, I get a blank page, which means there is no problem. No error line, nothing. About the only thing I even changed in that file was the server address.

Have you checked the phpmyadmin script to make sure the path to your configuration file is correct?

BlarneyMan

8:51 pm on Sep 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yes, when I click the link, it's calling exactly where the config file is. The config file is in the same directory as phpMyAdmin. I've honestly got the simplest setup you can have, no fancy special web accounts, no symbolic links, etc... My directory tree looks like:

C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\ (apache is installed here)

C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\htdocs\ (My web root directory)

C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\htdocs\phpmyadmin\ (where phpMyAdmin is, and where the config file is at)

 

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