# Ubuntu – The phpMyAdmin configuration storage is not completely configured

I typed apt-get install phpmyadmin and ran into an error saying it cannot connect to mysql (socket issue). It was normal because I forget to install mysql before, so I selected "abort" above all options given by phpmyadmin.

Then sudo tasksel and installed lamp server.

Once finished, I ran :

apt-get remove --purge phpmyadmin


Then mysql -u root -p but I got the following error: Access denied for the following user 'root'@'localhost'

So I solved this problem by doing :

mysql
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO root@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'mypassword' WITH GRANT OPTION;


Then I successfully logged in localhost/phpmyadmin, but found this message :

The phpMyAdmin configuration storage is not completely configured, some extended features have been deactivated. To find out why click here.

I clicked here, and it showed me :

Can I go on peacefully with mysql/phpmyadmin?

I solved this problem with the following :

cd /usr/share/doc/phpmyadmin/examples
sudo gunzip create_tables.sql.gz
mysql -u root -p < create_tables.sql
mysql -u root -p -e 'GRANT SELECT, INSERT, DELETE, UPDATE ON phpmyadmin.* TO 'pma'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY "pmapassword"'


Then edited /etc/phpmyadmin/config.inc.php on these lines :

/* Optional: User for advanced features */
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['controluser'] = 'pma';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['controlpass'] = 'pmapassword';


Logged back in phpmyadmin, and then, the warning message had disappeared.

Also note that you may have a new warning about phpmyadmin storage not completely configured. This can be caused because you need to tell phpmyadmin the name of the tables to use their features. That can be done editing /etc/phpmyadmin/config.inc.php on this lines:

$cfg['Servers'][$i]['pmadb'] = 'phpmyadmin';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['bookmarktable'] = 'pma__bookmark';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['relation'] = 'pma__relation';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['table_info'] = 'pma__table_info';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['table_coords'] = 'pma__table_coords';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['pdf_pages'] = 'pma__pdf_pages';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['column_info'] = 'pma__column_info';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['history'] = 'pma__history';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['table_uiprefs'] = 'pma__table_uiprefs';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['tracking'] = 'pma__tracking';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['designer_coords'] = 'pma__designer_coords';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['userconfig'] = 'pma__userconfig';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['recent'] = 'pma__recent';


Note the double underscore __.