For another MT installation, I am starting all over again with another host I'm responsible for on Dreamhost, and I'm getting stuck at the MySql stuff. Even though the database is a couple of weeks old, when I try to connect to it directly or try to load mt-check.cgi, I get:
ERROR 2005: Unknown MySQL Server Host 'mysql.talk.lii.org' (1)
I went in to the user configuration and modified "Edit the hosts from which the user can access..." to add *.talk.lii.org (This is for a site that is a subdomain to begin with on Dreamhost, so I thought maybe it would appreciate a little guidance.) I waited. No go.
I set up a whole new host (sqlhost.talk.lii.org), database, and user, waited well over an hour, and tried again.
ERROR 2005: Unknown MySQL Server Host 'sqlhost.talk.lii.org' (1)
And just in case I was being impatient, I tried again with the host I created weeks ago,
mysql -h mysql.talk.lii.org -u [username] -p [database]
and still get:
Unknown MySQL Server Host 'mysql.talk.lii.org'
Thoughts? This host is on a different DH machine than the one I got going, but it passed mt-check.cgi so I doubt that's an issue.