[Mediawiki-l] Antwort: Re: moving contents

christoph.huesler at css.ch christoph.huesler at css.ch
Tue Oct 17 13:59:48 UTC 2006

Hi Ricardo,

You are probably running mysql with a default encoding of utf-8. Try 
changing it to latin1.

The reason for this error is, that mysql cannot store indexes longer than 
1000 bytes.
When using latin1, everything is fine. But with utf-8, each character 
needs 3 bytes, 
which exceeds that limit.


-- chris

mediawiki-l-bounces at Wikimedia.org schrieb am 17.10.2006 15:48:46:

> MySQL said: #1071 - Specified key was too long; max key length is 1000
> bytes

> I'm guessing this message must be related with MySQL settings, but I am
> far from being able to interpret this message. Please, could you/anybody
> help me with this issue? Thanks!

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