The database connection issue stems from the fact that your copied the databases but not the mysql users and their privileges. These have to be recreated. So 3 things that would help in an upgrade scenario:
1. Install softpanel.php automatically
2. Keep the security settings for phpMyAdmin (e.g. http for auth_)
3. Keep the MySQL users (including root password and other users)
Strange, because in update package we don't provide mysql database. Still we will recheck it. In case we have left any users after finalizing the test. Thanks for reporting all the issues. we will surely look into this.
Oh, btw, I found the following users added to my mysql user list:
Anyone know where they come from? I have WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla on that box. Are these from spiders, right after you install MySQL and the pw was reset?
Also we don't provide httpd.conf in the update package. Also if you have noticed, AMPPS doesn't use any vhost entries in httpd.conf file. It uses in httpd-vhost.conf.
And one more item I forgot in my list of things that should be preserved or backed-up, when upgrading, that is the httpd.conf file. I had an entry for vhost files with a different name, and the new conf file set that back the default vhosts... Thx
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