Trouble on Step 2 - Please Help

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  • freshfamDOTcom
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    • Oct 2006
    • 1
    • 3.6.x

    Trouble on Step 2 - Please Help

    Step 2) Connect to the database
    Attempting to attach to database
    Error description: mysql_connect(): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (46) /forums/includes/class_core.php on line 271
    The database has failed to connect because you do not have permission to connect to the server. Please confirm the values entered in the 'includes/config.php' file.

    I'm installing on Yahoo...could anybody please lend any help or advice?

  • Lats
    Senior Member
    • Mar 2002
    • 3671

    Did you ensure your database details in config.php are correct?


    • Steve Machol
      Former Customer Support Manager
      • Jul 2000
      • 154488

      With Yahoo hosting my understanding is that the database server name should be 'mysql', not 'localhost'. Try that.
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      • freshfamDOTcom
        New Member
        • Oct 2006
        • 1
        • 3.6.x

        thanks that fixed that problem


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