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Bug 976 - "Sorry! The wiki is experiencing some technical difficulties, and cannot contact the database server."
"Sorry! The wiki is experiencing some technical difficulties, and cannot cont...
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Installer (Other open bugs)
PC Windows 2000
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-12-02 05:52 UTC by Christoph Fuest
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:28 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Christoph Fuest 2004-12-02 05:52:15 UTC
When I try to install MediaWiki I get the following messages:

# PHP 5.0.2: the MonoBook skin will be disabled due to an incompatibility
between the PHPTAL template library and PHP 5. The wiki should function
normally, but with the older look and feel.
# PHP server API is apache; ok, using pretty URLs (index.php/Page_Title)
# Have XML / Latin1-UTF-8 conversion support.
# PHP is configured with no memory_limit.
# Have zlib support; enabling output compression.
# Couldn't find GD library or ImageMagick; image thumbnailing disabled.
# Installation directory: c:\docroot\mediawiki
# Script URI path: /MediaWiki
# Warning: $wgProxyKey is insecure Connected as root (automatic)
# Connected to database... 4.1.7-nt; enabling MySQL 4 enhancementsWarning:
$wgProxyKey is insecure
# Created database wikidb
# Creating tables... done.
# Initializing data...
# Granting user permissions...
Sorry! The wiki is experiencing some technical difficulties, and cannot contact
the database server. 

When I try again there is the same error but after "Converting links table to
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2004-12-02 06:23:13 UTC

Your PHP installation is incompatible with your MySQL server. Either:
a) Downgrade to MySQL 4.0.22
b) Fix your PHP installation to use the updated MySQL 4.1 client libraries (this is a simple recompile on Unix, 
not sure about on Windows)
c) Fiddle with the MySQL server to use the backwards-compatible password format.

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