Here is where I am:
- Have downloaded and installed XAMPP from www.apachefriends.org and it seems OK.
- Have downloaded Drupal 7.7 from www.drupal.org. but have not installed it.

I have been reading the install instructions from "Drupal 7 Bible" from Wiley.

Step # 2 of the instructions (yes, only step # 2!!!) says: "Open the htdocs directory inside the -AMP folder on your machine."

I don't know what is meant by 'the -AMP folder'. I don't seem to have an '-AMP' folder.

Using Google, I found the following link for installing Drupal 6 on a Slackware machine - it is more instructive, to me, than the 'Drupal 7 Bible' in that it provides step by step instructions:

Is this link applicable to installing Drupal 7.7?

Clearly, I don't know what to do next. Any guidance would be appreciated.




nevets’s picture

It should be generally the same (replace D7 with D6) up to "Drupal 6 installation and configuration" where you get into the Drupal install screens which have changed a bit for D7.

Robert.Thompson’s picture

Thank you.

Robert.Thompson’s picture

Well, I followed the instructions for Drupal 6 above but when I tried to "Create database for the new drupal cms", I got this error this:

bash-4.1# mysql -u root -p
Enter password:
ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)

The 'mysql' user & group do exist.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


nevets’s picture

That actual user and pasword for mysql are determined when mysql is setup.

Robert.Thompson’s picture

Thank you.

I used XAMPP to set this up.

I only use one password for everything and when I use it for mysql, I get the exact same error msg.

nevets’s picture

Google for "XAMPP default mysql login and password", one answer I spotted is login is root and password is not set.

Nachzeher’s picture

Hi Robert,

I am an Slackware user, and searching for slackware topics I arrive here..

I think, your problem is MySQL server is not running, on execution..
try start the server:

/etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld start

Other thing you need to pay attention is "The shell for your MySQL user".
By default in vanilla Slackware systems the MySQL user haven't an assigned shell (bash, etc)

If you want, read my short guide to Install and Config a MySQL server on Slackware:

Phear the penguin,


Robert.Thompson’s picture

Thanks Saludoes. :)