MediaWiki and MySQL issues with mysql.stock

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Me!, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Me! macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2009
    I'm getting desperate ---

    I've seen all the posts about checkin php.ini and my.cnf... everything is pointing correctly to tmp/mysql.stock.

    Unfortunately, every-time I reboot my computer, my wiki won't load -- I get the cannot connect to local host error. I tried backing up my whole mediawiki folder and doing a new install, which works and then moving in my files, but then I just get a MediaWiki page saying Wiki has a problem!.

    Does anyone know how to get the mysql.stock file to stop disappearing?? I REALLY don't want to re-create all the pages I just spent days setting up.... what can I do

    OS 10.5.6 -- brand new install of mediawiki this week

  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
  3. Me! thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2009
    Thanks --

    I've already been through checking for the location of the sock file... my cnf is looking in tmp and that is where the file is.

    Its just so odd, cause it works perfectly on install and works fine right up until I have to reboot my computer its all gone.

    Does anyone know a way to move back into a fresh install all the old pages and database? I have all the original copies....
  4. se6git macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2008
    Check your connections in MySQL, make sure wikiuser (or what ever name you chose) exists and has the correct password.
    I might mention here as well that when instructed to move the LocalSettings to the root it means the root of the wiki i.e. HD/Library/WebServer/Documents/wiki/
    and NOT the root of the web server (or the file system) i.e.
    That little mistake kept me in a "Congratulations! Configure mediawiki" loop for some time.

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