I am having trouble installing drupal on my localhost, using PHP Version 5.6.0-1, system Linux notosh 3.16-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.3-2 (2014-09-20) x86_64 Installing standard 7.31, no distro. Upon completion cannot login as user1 with password to access admin interface.

  • Please post the errors here which you are getting at login page?
    – Xeeshan
    Commented Oct 3, 2014 at 12:44
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    If you have drush you can reset the password with, eg. drush upwd --password=testpass testuser (for username = testuser to change pass to testpass. Username must already exist.)
    – beth
    Commented Oct 3, 2014 at 15:55
  • Thanks for answers. Attempting to login with user1 correct credentials fails, returns to same login page, incorrect credentials throw error. I already know what the cause is, PHP 5.6 alters the behavior of multibyte http string conversion. I am dealing with this issue at phpbuilder.com. You can find the whole thread there, by searching for my nick.
    – ckosloff
    Commented Oct 4, 2014 at 14:48

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I just used drush to install on localhost and it solved all my problems. At present my PHP Version 5.6.4-1, it works fine.

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