Apache Web-Serving With Mac OS X, Part 5
Subject:   didn't work for me...
Date:   2004-10-16 23:26:47
Response to: didn't work for me...

Yep same exact problem going here with me as well. One quick and dirty way to connect to the MySQL server though is to modify the PHP script to

$dbh = mysql_connect( "localhost", "localhost", "" ) or die("not happening");


$dbh = mysql_connect( "localhost", "root", "" ) or die("not happening");

Of course this doesn't address the core of the issue--setting the mysql root password however, it does allow you to play with php & mysql a bit.

If your setup is purely for testing purposes only than having your system securely locked down perfect is a secondary issue. The more important thing is being able to check your code to ensure it works locally before uploading to the real web server where it matters.