[Mediawiki-l] New Install

Platonides Platonides at gmail.com
Wed May 16 17:40:48 UTC 2007


Georgi Hristozov wrote:
> G. Carter wrote:
>> The only user I curently have in my MySQL DB is root and it's not yet
>> password protected (new install).  Can I install MediaWiki w/this user as
>> is?
>>   
> Hi,
> A few months ago I experienced serious problems with the cyrillic 
> characters (on UTF-8) when using the "root" user with my wiki. It seems 
> that it is a built-in "feature" in MySQL 5. This is just one of the 
> non-security risks to use "root". If you're unfamiliar with the SQL 
> syntax, you can easily create users and grant privileges with phpMyAdmin.
> 

Simply give root as the mysql superadmin, and your preferred mysql 
username for MediaWiki, in MW install, and it will create that account.




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