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Error trying to install (100601)

I am a physician, trying to set up Coppermine photo gallery for my practice. I am a novice with this, but have been able to install Apache2 PHP and now must install MySLQ to get Coppermine installed. When I try to install it (68.96.153.208/coppermine/install.php), I get the following error: Can't connect to MySQL server on 'localhost' (10061). I've tried everything I know, but that's not enough! Can you please help?

There are a variety of reasons why this can happen, and rather than spell them all out with the hopes that one will stick, I'll refer you to http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql/en/can-not-connect-to-server.html in the MySQL Online Reference Manual.

In a nutshell, make sure the server is running, make sure the post is not firewalled, and if connecting with unix sockets, make sure the socket file has permissions for writing.

This was first published in March 2005

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