cputester wrote:Actually this variable is at \xampp\phpMyAdmin\libraries\config.inc.php but once you told me I rebembered it I have changed it another time...
Actually you would appear to have something wrong with your installation as there is no config.inc.php in the libraries folder on my 1.6.8 installation. It is in the phpMyAdmin root folder and a possible solution would be to copy that file into it's intended location.
I have been using XAMPP and phpMyAdmin on various platforms for many years and never known that file to be in any other location other than the phpMyAdmin root folder - it is the location that phpMyAdmin expects to find it.
Give the copy over a try and see if it helps, as this may be the reason you are having issues.
In the phpMyAdmin root folder I have:
and one of my backup files:
In the libraries folder I have:
On checking the many versions of XAMPP zip and 7zip archives I have stored on my PC the folder contents are indeed as I have set out above in every one of them.
This from the Documentation in the phpMyAdmin root folder and relates to the initial set up of phpMyAdmin, which is done for you already by the developers of XAMPP.
Documentation.txt wrote:4. Now you must configure your installation. There are two methods that can be
used. Traditionally, users have hand-edited a copy of config.inc.php, but
now a wizard-style setup script is provided for those who prefer a
graphical installation. Creating a config.inc.php is still a quick way to
get started and needed for some advanced features.
+ To manually create the file, simply use your text editor to create the
file config.inc.php (you can copy config.sample.inc.php to get minimal
configuration file) in the main (top-level) phpMyAdmin directory (the
one that contains index.php). phpMyAdmin first loads libraries/
config.default.php and then overrides those values with anything found
in config.inc.php. If the default value is okay for a particular
setting, there is no need to include it in config.inc.php.
So in your case phpMyAdmin is reading the config.default.php in the libraries folder but because you don't have the config.inc.php file in the root folder there is nothing for phpMyAdmin to override those defaults.
So in conclusion, if you want phpMyAdmin to read the configurations you have in the config.inc.php then you have to move it over to the root phpMyAdmin folder.