Thanks to the guys in #bugzilla for catching some bad instructions left in the dreamhost wiki. Not only did they help me fix the issue – just had to run the Bugzilla set-up file again, it really is made to be simple! – but justdave updated the wiki-page.
It’s a really great example of the open source style. I tried it and talked about it, they checked it out and helped me and even helped others. Neither of us would have done it without the other.