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phpMyAdmin 4.2.3 Released: Installation and Upgrade

phpMyAdmin is an awesome web-based database management tool. Learning phpMyAdmin can come in very handy for bloggers and web-developers. This post introduces the recently released phpMyAdmin 4.2.3 update.

phpMyAdmin 4.2.3

What’s New in phpMyAdmin 4.2.3

phpMyAdmin 4.2.3 comes with many fixes and improvements:

– bug #4423 Moving fields not working
– bug #4424 Table indexes disappear after altering field
– bug #4432 Error while displaying chart at server level
– bug #4405 Cannot import (open_basedir)
– bug #4396 Problem copying constraints (such as Sakila)
– bug #4433 Missing privileges submenu
– bug #4394 Drop db confirmation message when dropping a user
– bug #4436 Insert form numeric field with function drop-down list
– bug #4437 Problems due to missing enforcement of the minimum supported MySQL version
+ Add enforcement of the minimum supported PHP version (5.3.0)
– bug Query error on submitting a column change form containing a disabled input field
– bug Incorrect menu tab generation from usergroups
– bug Missing space in index creation/edit generated query
– bug #4434 Unchecking ‘Show SQL queries’ results NaN

The complete changelog for phpMyAdmin 4.2.3 can be found here.

Installation and Configuration Instructions

Ubuntu Installation
phpMyAdmin Tweaks

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Upgrade Instructions

If you followed our installation guide for Ubuntu, then you can upgrade to phpMyAdmin 4.2.3 using the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

That’s it. Enjoy administering your databases using phpMyAdmin’s improved web interface.


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Anand is a self-learned computer enthusiast, a part-time blogger, and a Food Scientist by career. He has been blogging since 2010 on Linux, Ubuntu, Home/Media/File Servers, Smart Home Automation, and related HOW-TOs on htpcbeginner.com and smarthomebeginner.com.