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Bug 4887 - password-sensitive config script
password-sensitive config script
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Database (Other open bugs)
Other Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-02-06 00:58 UTC by Romain Beauxis
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:33 UTC (History)
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Description Romain Beauxis 2006-02-06 00:58:47 UTC
tag 34361 +upstream  
Hi all!  
This is a bug we received from our package which seems to be related to upstream source code.  
I've searched in the DB and couldn't find a similar, so I'm filling a bug here, hope it's not  
well known...  
Package: mediawiki  
Version: 1.4.12-1  
Severity: normal  
I tried to configure mediawiki using the automatic tool at  
but it kept failing with the message  
  MySQL error 1045: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)  
I had just installed mysql and had root access, using a password  
different from the system root account.  
I changed the mysql root password using the procedure here:  
and the configuration succeeded.  I think the only significant change  
was that the original password had special characters (@ and $) but  
the second one had only numbers and letters.  I suspect the  
configuration script isn't escaping the password.  
           - Jim Van Zandt
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-02-06 06:17:51 UTC
Was this the username & password given for the wiki to use, or the separate root 
password given for the installer to set up the tables and user with?
Comment 2 Hendrik Brummermann 2006-02-06 06:20:37 UTC
From: "James R. Van Zandt" <>
Subject: password differences
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 22:33:23 -0500

...or at least the mediawiki configuration script handles the password
differently than the shell.  Maybe it's just that the suggested
command at
for setting the mysql root password

  mysqladmin -u root password xxxx

should have quotes:

  mysqladmin -u root password 'xxxx'

              - Jim Van Zandt

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