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BBPRESS on my USB webserver!


  • Yulaw
    Member

    @yulaw

    Hello,

    I have this nifty USB Webserver (which I can run on the computer too from hard disk), to try out forums, blogs, and more.

    Now I stumbled across this BBPRESS, and this looked exactly like the thing I need!

    However! for some reason I can’t install it, and I have been searching through the forums allready, but i don’t have a lot of time today to search through the forums for hours.

    So here’s my problem, I get the dreafull “can’t select DB” error.

    I have no password on my mysql, as its just an standallone webserver which only I, the one behind this laptop, can access, and so it does not require a password.

    To access my webserver by a browser, I type in “http://localhost:8080″, it uses port 8080 to make sure it doesn’t conflict with 80.

    Anyways, i’ve read a lot of sollutions on how to correct the problem, but for some reason I just can’t seem to solve this! maybe i’m wanting to go too fast, or perhaps I just overlook one tiny thing.

    But its getting a little annoying after a few hours.

    So that’s why I need help.

    This is the first part of config.php which I needed to fill in.

    <?php

    // ** MySQL settings ** //

    define(‘BBDB_NAME’, ‘bbpress’); // The name of the database

    define(‘BBDB_USER’, ‘root’); // Your MySQL username

    define(‘BBDB_PASSWORD’, ”); // …and password

    define(‘BBDB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); // 99% chance you won’t need to change this value

    // Change the prefix if you want to have multiple forums in a single database.

    $bb_table_prefix = ‘bb_’; // Only letters, numbers and underscores please!

    // The full URL of your bbPress install

    $bb->uri = ‘http://localhost:8080/bbpress’;

    // What are you going to call me?

    $bb->name = ‘Test website’;

    // This must be set before you run the install script.

    $bb->admin_email = ‘enigmatic@live.nl’;

    // Set to true if you want pretty permalinks, set to ‘slugs’ if you want to use slug based pretty permalinks.

    $bb->mod_rewrite = false;

    // The number of topics that show on each page.

    $bb->page_topics = 30;

    // A user can edit a post for this many minutes after submitting.

    $bb->edit_lock = 60;

    // Your timezone offset. Example: -7 for Pacific Daylight Time.

    $bb->gmt_offset = 0;

    So with “define(‘BBDB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); // 99% chance you won’t need to change this value”, I allready changed it a few times to “bbpress.localhost” or “localost.bbpress” as said in another topic, I tried a lot of things, but to no avail.

    I seriously need help, before i’m going to cry :’(

    I kid I kid, but help is apreciated.

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  • Omarvelous
    Member

    @omarvelous

    This problem sounds very familiar. You will have to excuse me, for it’s been a long while since I’ve toyed with bbpress…. BUT i’m pretty sure when I experienced this same problem, it was related to the password. I too had it blank, but for some reason the setup process doesn’t like “blank” passwords.

    I would suggest maybe creating a SQL user, with a password, and see if that resolves your problem.


    fel64
    Member

    @fel64

    Can’t select database means your database details are wrong. It could be anything. Have you got any other applications that need database access? What did you use there?

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