Joomla! and recent OpenSolaris distros - workaround
By Eric Reid-ISV Engineering-Oracle on Jul 23, 2009
Though documented elsewhere, it's a good idea to propagate for the benefit of the next person.
Problem: Installation of Joomla! 1.5.x on recent versions of OpenSolaris (2009.06 and later) using MySQL fail with errors after install
Symptom: After otherwise successful install of config on MySQL on OpenSolaris, the home page comes up in the browser with numerous MySQL errors, and the MySQL server restarts:
Error loading Modules:MySQL server has gone away SQL=SELECT id, title, module, position, content, showtitle, control, params FROM jos_modules AS m LEFT JOIN jos_modules_menu AS mm ON mm.moduleid = m.id WHERE m.published = 1 AND m.access = 0 AND m.client_id = 0 AND ( mm.menuid = 1 OR mm.menuid = 0 ) ORDER BY position, ordering
Diagnosis: known issue with MySQL 32-bit server as delivered from pkg.opensolaris.org
Workaround: use the 64-bit version of the MySQL server (/usr/mysql/<version>/bin/64/mysqld_safe, et al)