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[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Hello [/FONT] Am new to this website. In fact am a bit confussed now. I also have a Mac. Updated to the new OS X. I can not find any instructions on how to have it work with my Mac. Is there any if so could someone lead me to them. Please
Look at the 2nd post in this thread where DrByte already outlined the steps to make it work on a Mac.
I followed DrByte's instructions with no problem...but when i move back to the e-start book to the database setup screen, i am getting an error
Connection to Database failed
Access denied for 'root'@'localhost' (using password 'no')
i did put in zencart138 for the database name as that is what i specified in DrByte's instructions...
did i miss a step???
Your problem is likely due to the wrong password supplied to the MySQL database.
MAMP and XAMPP uses different default credentials to login to the MySQL database:
For MAMP, it is:
XAMPP uses the followingCode:username=root password=root
Check both your configure.php files to verify the above MySQL credentials.Code:username=root password=<blank>
Last edited by canopy; 1 Jun 2008 at 03:20 AM. Reason: Add further explanation
I have Zencart Loaded and ready to start. I want to change the mane from localhost/zencart to www.example.com.
I bring up the Termnal.app and type in sudo vi /etc/hosts. It asks me for my password, but I am unable to type it in.
Can someone give me some help on this.
I'm a bit confused. Do you mean you cannot enter the password when prompted or do you mean you cannot change the contents of the hosts file?
If it's the contents of the hosts file you want to change, remember to type the character i after entering your password. This will put the vi editor into Insert mode so you can enter any text. To exit Insert mode, hit the Esc key on your keyboard.
I suggest you re-read DrByte's post again as he has outlined the steps in great detail; including the need to type the i character as I have mentioned above.
Well, I just have to jump in here to ask a question and make a comment. Why mess with MAMP/XAMPP at all when Mac OS X has it all built in already? I just recently upgraded my G5 ppc, on which I run my Zen Cart test server, from Panther 10.3.9 to Leopard 10.5 so I had to deal with this again (Instead of zencart pages, all I was served was a list of folders and question marks.) In Leopard php, mysql, and apache2 are all installed by default (I think it was the same with Panther, but its been a few years). In Leopard, however, php is not enabled by default, but all it takes is turning it on and making a few minor adjustments to get everything working correctly. This page in Macoshints spells it out as clearly as anywhere http://www.macosxhints.com/article.p...71030153912813 (but a Google search will bring up several sites giving what is basically the same advice).
Its just a matter of copy and paste and your zencart site can be placed in Library/WebServer/Documents and you're ready to go. No changing the port number as this is the folder set at port 80 for serving webpages.
I have followed every step and still get this message
Mac G4 OS 10.4.11