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Installer support for database field prefixes
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Author: Jan

Description:
I want to install MeidaWiki for a number of websites on the same server. For security and
convenience, each of these websites have their own MySQL database, each with a number of tables.

This leads to (at best) confusion over which table belongs to whom or (at worst) namespace
collisions. (Near miss: each of these databases already has an "images" table; you have an "image"
table.)

Wouldn't it be nice to have a configurable prefix for table names? (Default perhaps "wg_". What
does that stand for, anyway?)

I would be willing to implement this. I'm a long-time professional software engineer, but have not
worked in a sourceforge team before, so would need some help getting started.


Version: 1.4.x
Severity: enhancement

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 21 2014, 6:58 PM
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bzimport created this task.Sep 29 2004, 7:34 PM
Domas added a comment.Sep 29 2004, 7:37 PM

it is already supported through whole code. just the installer misses
functionality. you may edit db dumps yourself and have this ;-) 1.4 release will
have this working, I hope.

Jan wrote:

Okay, I'll continue to experiment with 1.3.4 until 1.4 comes out. If you need any help, sign me up.

brion added a comment.Oct 30 2004, 9:59 PM
  • Bug 805 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
brion added a comment.Dec 5 2004, 8:53 PM

Available as of 1.4beta.

brion added a comment.Feb 14 2005, 6:34 AM
  • Bug 1526 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***