[Mediawiki-l] Install on Windows Problem

Nat Colley nat.colley at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 2 09:16:58 UTC 2011

I almost have it. I installed mysql, php and apache. Both apache and mysql seem to be working correctly, but not php. I don't know where I got that wrong.  It is the same as before: seeing the code instead of the install page. Ideas welcome while I tinker...

--- On Fri, 4/1/11, Nat Colley <nat.colley at yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Nat Colley <nat.colley at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] Install on Windows Problem
To: "MediaWiki announcements and site admin list" <mediawiki-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
Date: Friday, April 1, 2011, 9:36 PM

I agree that mismatched components defeats the purpose of a stack. I don't really know what is going on here. There was a link to a mysql forum thread about how to downgrade mysql to make it compatible with php, but a lot of the comments talked about just changing passwords. That's what I was hoping to accomplish in phpmyadmin. After I did that, as I say it connected to the database, but then I got this same error. You asked about the output of MW, well, that was it. So I refreshed and then I was right back at the link that takes you to set up the first time, so clearly it did not install.
John Durant on this thread suggested starting over, not using a stack, and deleting any AMP files in add/remove programs and also in the registry. The only AMP files in my registry were old tomcat files from some program I was testing that needed them. I have deleted them. I suspect the reason no other AMP shows up is a function of how the stack was put together. I did not see WAMP in either add.remove programs or the registry.

--- On Fri, 4/1/11, Platonides <Platonides at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Platonides <Platonides at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] Install on Windows Problem
To: mediawiki-l at lists.wikimedia.org
Date: Friday, April 1, 2011, 5:32 PM

Nat Colley wrote:
> Platonides,Sorry, I am just now seeing your response. I don't think it is a write access problem anymore.
> Since this is a wampserver stack I am using, I cross posted this at the wampserver forum:
> When setting up mediawiki, got this message: 
> "PHP is linked with old MySQL client libraries. If you are using a MySQL 4.1 server and have problems connecting to the database, see [dev.mysql.com] for help. 
> Attempting to connect to database server as wikidb_user...failed due to authentication errors. Check passwords." 

I doubt this is your problem, since you are using a server stack that
cointains both apps. It would be very silly to create a package
containing mysql and php, with php unable to connect to mysql.

> If you follow the link you learn all about old and new passwords in MySQL since 4.1. But when I look at what is in wampserver, they are all 5+ so i shouldn't be having this problem at all. 
> Someone suggested searching for my.ini outside of the wamp folder, but that came up empty. 
>So I don't think there is some stray old mysql out there causing me
>I created the wiki db and user myself in phpmyadmin,

If you can connect from phpmyadmin, you shouldn't have those problems in

> and the installation script was able to connect, 
Good. I assume that your php files are finally trated as such?

>but then I got this same old libraries error message again. And no, mw is definitely not installed.

Which message is it? What's the output of MediaWiki installer?

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