[horde] Problems setting up Horde with MySQL 5.0.5

Matt Singerman matt.singerman at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 08:13:39 PST 2005

Hi all,

I am trying to install Horde 3.0.6 on a FreeBSD 6.0 machine.  I am
running MySQL 5.0.5 with PHP 4.4.1.  One thing I should note is that,
due to problems with the FreeBSD ports of MySQL and PHP, I have
installed everything from source.  Which you would think would make
things easier :)

MySQL is installed and working properly - I am able to connect from
the command prompt.  When I try to connect from a remote machine,
however, I get an error similiar to the one listed below, although I
don't think this is necessary for Horde, so I am not sure if this is
the issue..  I was actually able to install Horde and begin the
installation process.  I generated a config.php file and copied it to
the correct location, but that is where I began to run into problems. 
I am now getting a long error string in the Horde setup page.  I
believe this is the relevant section, but please let me know if I need
to give more information:

  string(24) "DB Error: connect failed"
  string(123) " [nativecode=Client does not support authentication
protocol requested by server; consider upgrading MySQL client] **

Now, when I first got this, I checked and sure enough, the server was
running mysql client 4.1, so I installed client 5.0.5, from the
FreeBSD ports collection.  I am able to connect with it from the
command prompt on the server itself.

So what do you think, folks?  Is it an issue with Horde, or possibly
MySQL?  I don't have anything terribly important in the databases, so
if downgrading to 4.1 might solve the problem, feel free to suggest
it!  Thanks!



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