I wonder if someone could help me troubleshoot my problem. Having been an Omeka Classic user, I now downloaded Omeka S version 1.2.0. I copied it to /www/html, set directory privileges as required; created SQL database and granted privileges to user; entered database details in config/database.ini; added the necessary settings in Apache2’s sites-enabled. .htaccess settings are default with the exception that I changed environment to developer. Ubuntu 18.04. When I go to localhost/[my omeka s installation]/install, I get the error message in the title.
I have triple checked that Apache, PHP & modules and Mysql are at least the required versions; restarted mysql multiple times; triple checked all the settings. I can access the database I created with the credentials I entered in database.ini from command line without issue. If I purposefully put wrong details in database.ini, the error message does not change. Mysql error log does not say anything beyond the “access denied” message. The Omeka Classic installations I have in the same location (/www/html) work without issue.
In sum, it looks as if the installation thinks database.ini is empty.