I ran from Terminal on Mac sudo cat /Applications/sugarcrm-6.5.22-0/apps/sugarcrm/htdocs/logs/sugarcrm.log
Interestingly, this says the directory or file does not exist.
STEPS I followed --
I downloaded bitnami-sugarcrm-6.5.22-0-ubuntu-14.04.zip from https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/products/
I then extracted the zip file to a folder bitnami-sugarcrm-6.5.22-0-ubuntu-14.04 (on the Mac desktop) in which I double clicked the bitnami-sugarcrm-6.5.22-0-ubuntu-14.04.vmx file (has a VMWare Fusion icon).
This launches Fusion (v. 7 trial previously installed on Mac OS 10.8.5). I also notice that the other files that were extracted from the .zip file start changing their dates/times to the current date & time.
Within a Fusion window, ASCII display (terminal) begins with two lines -
"Boot from (hd0,0) ext 4" and
"Starting up. . . "
Then I receive a ***Welcome to Bitnami SugarCRM Stack *** message followed by the access to application IP address, default username & password.
A read text 'box' appears with login and password (both 'bitnami') to access the console
Last line on this welcome screen is simply "linux login:"
Pointed my browser to the IP given in the Welcome to Bitnami SugarCRM Stack window.
At this point yesterday, I received the message that browser could not connect to the database.
However, today I restarted my laptop and tried the above steps again. (I did not have any other Bitnami installations running. However, I had been trying to set up my own MAMP stack before giving up and turning to a VMWare appliance. Your suggestion that something was occupying port 80 prompted me to restart the laptop.)
Today I returned to Firefox running under Mac OS, typed in the IP address received in the VM.
This time, I received the login screen for Sugar. I'm in, tinkering with Sugar features!!
I ran netstat -van | grep 80 in my Mac Terminal after I restarted.
It gave me screens full of info before the restart, but gave me much less info today. I noticed a line as follows. Not sure if this reflect the Bitnami stack is using port 80, but I got nothing like this yesterday.
tcp46 0 0 .80 *. LISTEN
Thanks for the https://wiki.bitnami.com/Application/BitNami_SugarCRM#How_to_start.2fstop_the_servers.3f link.
Question for this info: do I run all the sudo commands from the Linux terminal or from my Mac Terminal app?
Thanks for replying. Your suggestion for the netstat -van | grep 80 gave me results to prompt me to think my Mac needed a restart. I thought the blocked port 80 was within the VM only. Turns out it was not.