mysql not visible by drupal install script?

Rajinder Yadav at
Sat Jul 25 01:27:47 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 7:10 PM, CLIFFORD
ILKAY<clifford_ilkay-biY6FKoJMRdBDgjK7y7TUQ at> wrote:
> 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:
> // TODO
> 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.
> --
> Regards,
> Clifford Ilkay
> Dinamis
> 1419-3266 Yonge St.
> Toronto, ON
> Canada  M4N 3P6

Hi Clifford,

thanks for your suggestion, I gave it a shot and that led me to
discover I was missing the php-mysql module =P

I installed it and restarted apache and now I see the database setup page!

btw, this is just a local install as I am learning how to program a
drupal website.

Kind Regards,
Rajinder Yadav
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