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Bug 604 - Installer support for database field prefixes
Installer support for database field prefixes
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Installer (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 805 1526 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 768
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Reported: 2004-09-29 19:34 UTC by Jan Steinman
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:33 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Jan Steinman 2004-09-29 19:34:25 UTC
I want to install MeidaWiki for a number of websites on the same server. For security and 
convenience, each of these websites have their own MySQL database, each with a number of tables.

This leads to (at best) confusion over which table belongs to whom or (at worst) namespace 
collisions. (Near miss: each of these databases already has an "images" table; you have an "image" 

Wouldn't it be nice to have a configurable prefix for table names? (Default perhaps "wg_". What 
does that stand for, anyway?)

I would be willing to implement this. I'm a long-time professional software engineer, but have not 
worked in a sourceforge team before, so would need some help getting started.
Comment 1 Domas Mituzas 2004-09-29 19:37:58 UTC
it is already supported through whole code. just the installer misses
functionality. you may edit db dumps yourself and have this ;-) 1.4 release will
have this working, I hope.
Comment 2 Jan Steinman 2004-09-29 20:15:53 UTC
Okay, I'll continue to experiment with 1.3.4 until 1.4 comes out. If you need any help, sign me up.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2004-10-30 21:59:36 UTC
*** Bug 805 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2004-12-05 20:53:13 UTC
Available as of 1.4beta.
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2005-02-14 06:34:56 UTC
*** Bug 1526 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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