[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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