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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 9 months ago

#29096 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

Confusing errors when mysqli fails but mysql works

Reported by: paulschreiber's profile paulschreiber Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.9
Component: Database Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


If your php.ini is misconfigured so that mysqli fails but mysql succeeds, you get a seemingly spurious "no such file or directory" error on the setup screen.

This is confusing because you simultaneously have an error condition and success.

It would be good to alert the user that we had to fall back so the cause of the fallback can be investigated.

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29096.patch (1.8 KB) - added by paulschreiber 10 years ago.

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Change History (6)

#1 @tellyworth
10 years ago

  • Version changed from trunk to 3.9

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
10 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Database

#3 @dd32
9 years ago

It'd be good to get a list of requirements that need to be hit for this case to show up.

As far as I can tell, it requires

  • MySQL to be setup not to use networking
  • WordPress to be setup to use networking, not a socket address
  • php.ini mysqli set to incorrect socket path
  • php.ini mysql set to correct socket path

Does that sound like the correct set of conditions to reproduce this?

#4 @paulschreiber
9 years ago

Yes, that is one way of reproducing this, yes. By default, MySQL and PHP on OS X both use socket connections, not networking, so this is a common setup.

#5 @johnbillion
9 months ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing this off as the mysql extension is no longer supported.

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