[kwlug-disc] Drupal..

John Van Ostrand john at netdirect.ca
Mon May 24 21:09:24 EDT 2010


----- "Joe Wennechuk" <youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I am experimenting with a drupal install on my netbook so I can play
> around. I have installed it a few times, even on windows with IIS, but
> I am stumped here.. I am running lucid netbook, on an aspire one
> 1.6Ghz, 160 GH HD with tons of space, single boot have installed
> lamp-server, and phpmyadmin(Works Perfect!), webmin(Works Perfect!),
> and everything under /var/www is chmod'ed at 777, and every file and
> directory in it "-R" as well, I have created the database in mysql,
> and made sure .htaccess is in the webroot. I run the install script; I
> select install in english. I go to configure the database, and enter
> in all of the information, and it just comes right back to the
> parameters page for the database name, PW, etc...If I put in
> non-existant parameters for a database that doesn't exist it barks an
> error. Does anyone know what I am missing here???

There is lots to work on here.

First your chmod 777 is a big no-no and Drupal will complain. I'm guessing this was done to try to make things work. 

I recommend that you delete all those files and re-install from tarball to get perms correct. You will have to change the perms on your sites/default directory (chgrp apache -R sites/default; chmod g+w -R sites/default) to get started.

I don't think drupal will create your MySQL database and login for you. Use your phpmyadmin to do that or use the command line:

mysql -u root # Add a -p if you have a password on root)
mysql> use mysql;
mysql> create database  MyWebSite;
mysql> grant all on MyWebSite to WebUserName at localhost identified by "mypassword";
mysql> flush privileges;
mysql> quit;

Then go to you drupal install.

Make sure you change the permissions to the sites/default/settings.php back (chmod g-w sites/default/settings.php). There may also be more permissions to set back as well.

The install document also goes through all this. Please take the time to read it carefully.
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