Last modified: 2010-08-08 16:44:41 UTC

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Bug 13524 - Confusing MySQL permission problem not detected
Confusing MySQL permission problem not detected
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Installer (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-03-26 18:47 UTC by Carsten Otto
Modified: 2010-08-08 16:44 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Carsten Otto 2008-03-26 18:47:43 UTC

On my server the connection to MySQL is being done using the user that owns the PHP files. This resulted in wrong permissions for database access, even with correct (MySQL) root information.

With this configuration the installation fails with the message

Error selecting database terminationdb: 1044 Access denied for user ''@'localhost' to database 'DBNAME'

Notice the empty username.

Proposed solution: Detect this case and suggest changing the files' owner to "root".

Comment 1 Chad H. 2010-08-08 16:44:41 UTC
We should only be connecting to MySQL as the user you provide. Cannot replicate in new installer, closing WFM.

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