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Bug 1195 - new wiki creation assumes master user = "root", blocks installation
new wiki creation assumes master user = "root", blocks installation
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 921
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Installer (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 1425 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-12-25 00:56 UTC by PS
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:33 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description PS 2004-12-25 00:56:01 UTC
Setting up a new wiki needs access to a MySQL admin account. It asks for 
the password, and assumes the username for MySQL is "root".

The trouble is, many MySQL installations have the master account name 
changed, to make it harder to guess and hack. So wiki installation fails.

All thats needed is an extra box, "Enter DB root account username (if 
not 'root')".

Its trivial, but it makes it very troublesome to get wiki set up if MySQL 
is configured against hackers.

Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2004-12-25 01:34:33 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 921 ***
Comment 2 Zigger 2005-01-28 21:05:56 UTC
*** Bug 1425 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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