Installation for Mac using XAMPP


  1. Copy/extract Open Enventory into Applications/XAMPP/htdocs/ . Write down the folder name because this will be the web address. In this case the folder is named ‘open_enventory’

3. Open Applications/XAMPP manager. Start MySQL and Apache.

4. Change mysql root password by following these steps:

  1. Ensure that the MySQL/MariaDB server is running. (see step 3)

  2. Open a new terminal.

  3. Use the mysqladmin command-line utility to alter the MySQL/MariaDB password, using the following syntax: mysqladmin --user=root password "newpassword"

  4. The mysqladmin command-line utility is located within the bin/ subdirectory of the XAMPP installation directory, typically /Applications/XAMPP.

  5. For example, to change the MySQL/MariaDB root password from its default empty value to the password gue55me, you would execute:/Applications/XAMPP/bin/mysqladmin --user=root password "gue55me"

  6. Or, if a password has already been previously set and you’d like to change it to a new one, you can use the following syntax: mysqladmin --user=root --password=oldpassword password "newpassword"

  7. For example, to change the root password from 12345 to gue55me, you would execute: /Applications/XAMPP/bin/mysqladmin --user=root --password=12345 password "gue55me"

5. Test that your password change has been accepted, by attempting to connect to the MySQL/MariaDB server using the mysqlcommand-line client in the same directory. For example, you could use the command below to connect to the server and return the results of a calculation: (make sure you use your own password instead of “gue55me”)

/Applications/XAMPP/bin/mysql --user=root --password=gue55me -e "SELECT 1+1"

Steps 6 & 7 are for phpmyadmin set up. They are optional. You don’t need to do this if you just want to set up Open Enventory

6. Change the permission for Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/phpmyadmin so that you/your_account have the read and write access, through right click, Get Info (or Cmd-I)

7. Use TextEdit to edit file Locate: $cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'config'; and change to: $cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'cookie';

8. Using a web browser, go to: http://localhost/open_enventory/

  • In Database: put in the name for your database server

  • Log in with username ‘root’ and set password Notice the error messages

9. Under Warning above notice the place of the temp folder (in this case /var/folders/87/…)

10. Go to that folder containing the openenv.log (in this case: T with the path as following in Finder (file maybe hidden): /var/folders/87/b98_ym4x1r91ldysmq8r29kc0000gn/T/

11. Set permission for everyone to Read&Write for this folder (e.g. “T”)

12. Look-up file php.ini. Should be in Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/etc/

And change to: error_reporting=E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE

13. Restart Apache and SQL in XAMPP manager

14. Restart the web browser and go the server website at: http://localhost/open_enventory/ - In Database: put in the name for your database server - Log in with username ‘root’ and set password


  1. Edit php.ini with TextEdit: Path: /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/etc/php.ini Change: date.timezone=Europe/Berlin to: date.timezone=America/Chicago

  2. Restart server


  1. Edit lib_global_funcs.php with TextEdit: Path: /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/open_enventory/ Change: if ($db_name=="") { $db_name="storage";

    to: if ($db_name=="") { $db_name="";

2. Restart server


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