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Bug 7767 - MySQL user deleted upon reinstallation
MySQL user deleted upon reinstallation
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!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-10-31 07:53 UTC by Nikolaos S. Karastathis
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Nikolaos S. Karastathis 2006-10-31 07:53:49 UTC
Using MediaWiki installer, a wiki site was initialised and 
its database and MySQL user created. Later the same site 
was updated with a new MediaWiki version. Strange as it 
sounds, this resulted in the MediaWiki's MySQL user being 
deleted from mysql.user but not from mysql.db. The outcome 
was that the wiki was inaccessible. I did not have time to 
recreate the bug, but here is what you could test: Install 
new MediaWiki 1.7 and have the Web installer create the 
MySQL database and user; then replace with MediaWiki 1.8.1 
or 1.8.2 and run its update script or re-setup using the 
Web installer again. The result: The user no longer exists 
in mysql.user although it's still there in mysql.db.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2007-03-29 20:00:04 UTC
Please provide exact details of the method used to perform the upgrade in the
first instance.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2007-06-11 07:18:51 UTC
Unable to reproduce.

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