On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 4:40 PM, Sullivan, James
Have the privilege requirements for the database
user privileges changed from 1.15 to 1.16 for installing mediawiki? I did not see any
mention of this in the release notes.
Yes, it's in the release notes (though it's buried pretty deep):
(bug 20634) The installer-created database user will now have all
rights on the database so that upgrades will go more smoothly.