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Install failes if mysql passwords contain non-alphanumerics
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Author: sesquized

I was attempting to install MediaWiki 1.4.4 and failing. I finally tried
changing the mysql passwords. Once I used to passwords that didn't contain
special characters, the install succeeded. This included my mysql root password.

The non-alphanumeric characters in my old mysql passwords were \, ., <, and %
I'm not certain which of these were the source of the problem. It might also
have been my Sysop's password which used to have a :

It would be adequate for this limitation to be checked in the install. I don't
think that it necessarily needs to fixed globally.

Version: 1.4.x
Severity: normal
OS: Linux
Platform: PC



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 21 2014, 8:29 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz2234.
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Should now work for 1.5; change made in CVS HEAD.