phpBB2 install error

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I have installed mySQL 3.23.58 verified it is running via:
bin/mysqladmin --uroot -pPassword ping

When I attempt to install phpBB2 I receive error message:
The PHP configuration on your server doesn't support the database type that you chose.

any help?

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did you try going to phpbb and posting on their
forums? or searching their help/faq on their site?
I would start there, honestly.
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I figured I'd talk to guys who had hands on here.
That's not a bad idea
let me look and see what the FAQ's/etc. have to say.

thanx,

haans
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I had the same problem, I re-installed php and it worked fine.

Later

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I think I will give the reinstall php a try.
any idea where I can find the rpm's?
php page?

peae,

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i think they have them right here.

http://www.opendeveloper.org/MySQL/Releases/
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you should find the RPM on your linux cd under the RPMS folder.
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I am putting a new HD and doing a clean install of Mandrake 10.
I'll start fresh with the new OS and see how that goes.
I'd be willing to bet this will solve the problem.
Besides I needed the new HD and an newer updated OS won't hurt anything.

If I need more help I'll drop a post back in here.

Thanx for all the tips and hints.

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First things first. Don't use MySQL's root account to install phpBB. As phpBB is occasionally found to have exploits in it, giving phpBB root access to your database means an attacker could potentially wipe out every database on the system, and then lock you completely out of it.
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Thanx Axe,

I appreciate you pointing that out!
It could have been potentially devastating had I not known.
I believe I recall reading that on either the phpBB2 website, or on the mySQL/Linux installation instructions.
I remember they said to assign an account for each database.
I believe it was the e-gineer.com site.
says it's for Redhat.

I found it! Here is the:

Quote:
Running the Server Using an Unprivileged User Account

Before we start the server, we want to make an account for the MySQL server. This should really be a seperate account from other users and not on the root. Why? Because this could compromise security. Also, in general, you want to limit the power of any process unless it needs root access, which MySQL does not. First off, we shall add the user.
/usr/sbin/useradd mysql

If the system being used is Red Hat, the next command can be skipped. All other systems have to seperatly define a group for its users, where as Red Hat automatically does this in the last command.
/usr/sbin/groupadd mysql

Now we modify the ownership of the data directory and any subdirectories and files so that the mysql user owns them.
cd /usr/local/mysql/data

Once the file is found, we now modify the ownership.

chown -R mysql:mysql . (Make sure the final [space][period], is present, as this specifies which file to modify.)

Modify the permissions to the directory and subdirectories and files so that only the mysqladm has access
chmod -R go-rwx . (Once again, remember the final [space][period].)


http://www.e-gineer.com/instructions/in ... inux.phtml

Thanx again Axe!

peace,

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