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[BibManager] maintenance/bibmanager.sql : Error: 1071 Specified key was too long; max key length is 767 bytes
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When running MySQL/MariaDB with charset utf8mb4, a character is 4 bytes. Hence a key created on a VARCHAR(255) takes 255 characters * 4 bytes/characters = 1020 bytes. However Innodb defaults to a maximum of 767 bytes for an index.

The extension fails to install on Debian Stretch which uses utf8mb4 as the default charset:

Query: CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `bibmanager` (
 bm_bibtexEntryType text         NOT NULL,
 bm_bibtexCitation  varchar(255) NOT NULL,

<snip>

 bm_crossref        text         NOT NULL,
 PRIMARY KEY ( bm_bibtexCitation )
 ) ENGINE=InnoDB

Function: Wikimedia\Rdbms\Database::sourceFile( /workspace/src/extensions/BibManager/maintenance/bibmanager.sql )
Error: 1071 Specified key was too long; max key length is 767 bytes (localhost:/tmp/quibble-mysql-6q4zvd7s/socket)

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hashar created this task.May 1 2018, 7:13 PM
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