mysql not visible by drupal install script?

CLIFFORD ILKAY clifford_ilkay-biY6FKoJMRdBDgjK7y7TUQ at
Fri Jul 24 23:10:22 UTC 2009

On 24/07/09 03:15 PM, Rajinder Yadav wrote:
> I am trying to install Drupal downloaded as a tarbar. I have done so
> successfully on CentOS but I recall there I ran the install script as
> root. On Kubuntu I am using a non-root account. For some reason drupal
> can't find me install mysql server?
> I've checked that mysql is running as I had to create database for
> drupal. Does anyone has any ideas what I have to do?
> I know I can install drupal using my package manager, but still I
> would like to know what's going on here and how to resolve this?

You can always modify your settings.php file manually. Look for the
string "$db_url" and you'll find the format.

By the way, unless you absolutely must run MySQL, there is no reason to
not run PostgreSQL with Drupal 6 any more. With Drupal 5, core was
(mostly) fine but the PG support of contributed modules often consisted of:


We're running and hosting many D6 sites with a large variety of contrib
modules and have run into very few issues, certainly nothing that can't
be easily resolved.

Clifford Ilkay
1419-3266 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON
Canada  M4N 3P6

+1 416-410-3326
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