[Mediawiki-l] "Illegal mix of collations" on a 1.4beta6 installation on Windows

Juanma Barranquero lekktu at gmail.com
Mon Feb 7 01:25:44 UTC 2005

On Sun, 06 Feb 2005 17:05:23 -0800, Brion Vibber <brion at pobox.com> wrote:

> This is bug 1057: http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1057

I should've taken a look at the bug database. Sorry for the noise.

> Try the patch I posted there and please report whether it solves the
> problem or not (I don't have a MySQL 4.1 test box set up at the moment).

The patch doesn't apply cleanly (as you yourself noted on the comment
#6), but I've patched maintenance/tables.sql (because I suspect I'll
redo the installation quite a few times more), then I've modified the
table by hand and it works fine. Thanks!

> Ah, but MySQL AB is based in Sweden. ;)

Oh, how did I forget that? :)

> The issue of character set configuration in MySQL is a long, sad story
> and unfortunately the transition to the more or less sensible support in
> the new 4.1 & 5.0 is going to be ugly as you have seen already.

No problem. I'm glad to help in the testing. I'm installing MediaWiki
for my own, personal use, so it's easy to just backup everything and
try the cutting edge, even if it really cuts sometimes :)


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