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[SecurePoll] SecurePoll.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 UNIQUE INDEX spel_title ON `securepoll_elections` (el_title)

Function: Wikimedia\Rdbms\Database::sourceFile( /workspace/src/extensions/SecurePoll/SecurePoll.sql )
Error: 1071 Specified key was too long; max key length is 767 bytes (localhost:/tmp/quibble-mysql-yead1jrg/socket)

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hashar created this task.May 1 2018, 7:33 PM
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@hashar is it safe to assume you will make a patch for this one too?

Vvjjkkii renamed this task from [SecurePoll] SecurePoll.sql : Error: 1071 Specified key was too long; max key length is 767 bytes to uudaaaaaaa.Jul 1 2018, 1:13 AM
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Mainframe98 renamed this task from uudaaaaaaa to [SecurePoll] SecurePoll.sql : Error: 1071 Specified key was too long; max key length is 767 bytes.Jul 1 2018, 11:48 AM
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