Install problem on Suse 10.1

Can anyone help me with getting beyond the following stage of the install? What database is the install script trying to connect to?

Checking for PEAR DB…OK
Checking for PEAR Console::Getopt…OK
Using username: howard
Using password: ********
Checking user…OK
Checking for /etc/amportal.conf…OK
Reading /etc/amportal.conf…OK
Checking for /etc/asterisk/asterisk.conf…OK
Reading /etc/asterisk/asterisk.conf…OK
Checking for Asterisk 1.2…OK
Checking for selinux…OK
Connecting to database…FAILED
Try running ./install_amp --username=user --password=pass (using your own user and pass)
[FATAL] Cannot connect to database