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Bug 58735 - When MySQL is not installed, an Exception blocks the installation
When MySQL is not installed, an Exception blocks the installation
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 58167
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Installer (Other open bugs)
PC Linux
: High major (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2013-12-20 09:38 UTC by caron
Modified: 2013-12-20 15:54 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description caron 2013-12-20 09:38:58 UTC
I wanted to use SQLite as the database engine, and MySQL is not installed on my machine. When I ran the installer, at the "Connect to database" step, I got the following exception:

[9bb13ddd] /mw-config/index.php?page=DBConnect Exception from line 788 of /home/mediawiki/wiki/includes/db/Database.php: DatabaseBase::factory no viable database extension found for type 'mysql'


#0 /home/mediawiki/wiki/includes/installer/WebInstallerPage.php(487): DatabaseBase::factory(string)
#1 /home/mediawiki/wiki/includes/installer/WebInstaller.php(275): WebInstaller_DBConnect->execute()
#2 /home/mediawiki/wiki/mw-config/index.php(61): WebInstaller->execute(array)
#3 /home/mediawiki/wiki/mw-config/index.php(29): wfInstallerMain()
#4 {main}

I needed to comment lines 94-96 in includes/installer/Installer.php in order to continue the installation, i.e.,

        protected static $dbTypes = array( 

Shouldn't MediaWiki have detected that MySQL was not installed, or asked me what type of RDBMS I wanted to use?
Comment 1 Jesús Martínez Novo (Ciencia Al Poder) 2013-12-20 15:54:54 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 58167 ***

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