Monday, August 20, 2012

Running WAMP and MySQL on Windows with Skype

Since I have Skype running on port 80, I needed to configure WAMP to run on a different port.  This created a variety of issues that are addressed here.  I am running WAMP 2.2 on Windows XP.

1. Default browser for phpmyadmin is IE and want to to be Google Chrome - When installing WAMP, be sure to select the Google Chrome browser file when prompted, such as: C:\Documents and Settings\mike.berman\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

2. MySQL not listening when I do telnet to port 3306 - When you try "telnet localhost 3306", you may get a strange error message such as "5.5.24-log?A2v}1y3?ǧ-7m@6.#dRJ\omysql_native_password".  Edit the Apache port number by going into C:\wamp\bin\apache\apache2.2.22\conf\httpd.conf and changing "Listen 80" to alternate port such as "Listen 8083"

3. Can't change default link in launching phpmyadmin - If you try to modify the file c:\wamp\wampmanager.ini, it will keep getting overwritten.  You must change the file c:\wamp\wampmanager.tpl.  Look for a line like "Type: item; Caption: "${w_phpmyadmin}"; Action: run; FileName: "${c_navigator}"; Parameters: "http://localhost/phpmyadmin/"; Glyph: 5" and change to "Type: item; Caption: "${w_phpmyadmin}"; Action: run; FileName: "${c_navigator}"; Parameters: "http://localhost:8083/phpmyadmin/"; Glyph: 5"


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