The only program I installed as a table in the smf db is FlashChat123. Prior to that, I had no broblem bridging mia cms (mambo... not joomla) and coppermine to it. Then, this problem bridgng PP with the smf db ocurred.
I can access all the dbs through admin as normal, including the smf db.
After installing FlashChat in the db and running the bridge, but prior to the failed PP bridge, I was looking through the db files for some specific info and came across 2 items in 2 different files which werer marked with a warning symbol. One was an item with the designation of "PRIMARY" in it and the other, "BOT". The warning stated that both had priorities set to "1" and I needed to change one of them. I don't know anything about it so I let it be. I ran the php "Fix database" option and was able to contnue all other activity across all bridged programs with no errors or issues, which gave no indication of a problem... until tring to run the PP to smf bridge. Now you know as much about it as I do.
I Have a mambo cms. It was mambo core team created under the MIA cms name: v4.6.5 ... not JOOMLA. All mods and hacks and add-ons I have dowloaded or manually installed were from source code created for mambo, not Joomla.
Here's and excerpt from the readme file:
"MiaCMS is a fork of the Mambo CMS. MiaCMS project is initiated by who are profoundly familiar with
Mambo; former project lead/board member, former Mambo Steering Committee Members, former
Core Team Leads/Developers... Much of the same crew that built Mambo 4.5.3+ through 4.6.3 are here now continuing development on the same award winning software base... "
smf v1.1.7 bridged to mia cms (mambo) using the mambo, not Joomla, bridge. Like I said, it's mambo.
I will not attempt screwing with the smf db without expert help. Are you offering? I don't expect so since this isn't your responsibility. Thus, the workaround. So, If PP can be bridged to the mambo db, I can take the time to attempt to fix the db issue carefully, and if I want to bridge PP to smf later, I can.
Is this sufficient information to make some progress?