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Installer gives wrong hint for local piped MySQL install
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If you are installing MediaWiki with a MySQL (MariaDB in my case) installation listening to localhost through a named pipe, you're suggested to enter "" as database server, which is wrong - you have to enter a single dot. This got me stuck for hours until I found the solution not on the MW docs but on

Tested with MW 1.28.0, Apache 2.4.25, PHP 7.1.3, MariaDB 10.1.22 running on Win7/64 SP1.

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On$wgDBserver it is advised to set it to "localhost:/var/run/mysql/mysql.sock". I successfully tested this option, but probably tip in installer should be improved.