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Bug 2234 - Install failes if mysql passwords contain non-alphanumerics
Install failes if mysql passwords contain non-alphanumerics
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Installer (Other open bugs)
PC Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-05-23 20:34 UTC by Bill Smith
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:33 UTC (History)
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Description Bill Smith 2005-05-23 20:34:53 UTC
I was attempting to install MediaWiki 1.4.4 and failing.   I finally tried
changing the mysql passwords.  Once I used to passwords that didn't contain
special characters, the install succeeded.  This included my mysql root password.

The non-alphanumeric characters in my old mysql passwords were \, ., <, and %
I'm not certain which of these were the source of the problem.  It might also
have been my Sysop's password which used to have a :

It would be adequate for this limitation to be checked in the install.  I don't
think that it necessarily needs to fixed globally.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-05-29 10:21:26 UTC
Should now work for 1.5; change made in CVS HEAD.

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