After close to 40 years of programming one might think that databases would be a well known subject, but it's not for me. In fact I have never had a need for a database until now.
I have installed Joomla because I want to develop my websites faster and more elegantly. Joomla requires MySQL. So I have installed a MySQL database, calling it "joomla".
When I start Joomla I get the following message:
jtablesession::Store Failed DB function failed with error number 1146 Table 'joomla.jos_session' doesn't exist SQL=INSERT INTO `jos_session` ( `session_id`,`time`,`username`,`gid`,`guest`,`client_id` ) VALUES ( '819527f7fb021cdacd0c7be44b922c85','1237140929','','0','1','0' )
Obviously I have to do something more, but I was stupid enough to believe that after the DB was created, Joomla would do the rest.
This should probably have a thread of its own, but since it's connected, I take it here:
I also installed myphpadmin in the hope that it might help, but the response I get is this:
The configuration file now needs a secret passphrase (blowfish_secret).
I've checked the configuration files and understand nothing. So what do I do?