Unable to get phpMyAdmin working

Pat Maddox pergesu at gmail.com
Mon Feb 7 08:39:41 PST 2005

I managed to get it working by chowning the entire phpMyAdmin dir to
www:www.  Not sure if that's the best thing, but it works.

On Mon, 7 Feb 2005 11:22:41 -0500, Ken Hawkins <rosewoodblues at mac.com> wrote:
> do you have a php.ini file? what version of apache are you running? did
> you set up the Ailas in httpd.conf as well as define its  access?
> Alias /phpmyadmin/ "/usr/local/www/phpMyAdmin/"
> <Directory "/<path to phpmyAdmin>/phpMyAdmin">
>          Options Indexes MultiViews
>          AllowOverride None
>          Order allow,deny
>          Allow from all
>      </Directory>
> what is the error in your http error log and/or phperr log file? you
> will probably see a undefined error somewhere, at least this is what I
> saw and i have a php.ini file in place.
> make sure you have:
> .:/php/includes
> in you include_path and/or move the php.ini file out of /usr/local/etc
> dir and restart apache (not graceful as this haas been an issue for
> leaving the php ini stuff loaded in the past) to see what happens.
> I am making a stab at your problem here ad might be way, WAY off base
> however you will have log info in /var/log(your logging dir default)
> for apache and php (phperr) let us know what is in those logs and I can
> help out a bit more. recently ran the gauntlet of php installation hell
> earlier.
> ken;
> On Feb 7, 2005, at 11:12 AM, Pat Maddox wrote:
> > I just installed phpMyAdmin from ports, and it didn't look like I
> > needed to make any changes to the config file.  Initially I set the
> > authorization type as http, but when it wasn't working, I specified
> > the root username and password and tried config instead.  I get this
> > error:
> >
> > phpMyAdmin was unable to read your configuration file!
> > This might happen if php finds a parse error in it or php cannot find
> > the file.
> > Please call the configuration file directly using the link below and
> > read the php error message(s) that you receive. In most cases a quote
> > or a semicolon is missing somewhere.
> > If you receive a blank page, everything is fine.
> >
> > So then I click on the link to config.inc.php like it says, and it's a
> > blank page.  So everything should be fine...but it's definitely not.
> > Any clue what I need to do?
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