root@Colin root]# rpm -ivh /php-mysql-4.2.2-8.0.5.i386.rpm
warning: /php-mysql-4.2.2-8.0.5.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID db42a60e
error: Failed dependencies:
php = 4.2.2-8.0.5 is needed by php-mysql-4.2.2-8.0.5
guess theres more to this than meets the eye....
the above suggests to me that I didn't get quite the right file, so the obvious thing to do is find it on the cd, however the cd crashes linux everytime I put it in the drive.....
checked the contents of cd3 on a windows machine and there is no php-mysql rpm there... closest is a php-odbc-4.2.2-17.i386.rpm.
I think maybe it's my installation of Linux that is a bit flakey here, and there's me believeing all these stories about linux servers never having to be reset of crashing ever.....
not sure what to do now. can't seem to install the rpm, I'm stuffed. Home to bed for a bit of kip, and look again in the morning.
well I decided to continue, upgraded php, which allowed the php-mysql to run, so now I actually have a real error...
Error: Moodle could not connect to the database.
It's possible the database itself is just not working at the moment.
The admin should also check that the database details have been correctly specified in config.php
Database host: localhost
Database name: moodle
Database user: moodleuser
I will check and let you know
Restarted Mysql again , and WE HAVE A WINNER!
thanks chaps, now I can get down to all the usual problems I'm more familair with!