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phpMyAdmin 4.2.4 Released: Installation and Upgrade

phpMyAdmin is an awesome web-based database management tool. Learning phpMyAdmin MySQL administration can come in very handy for bloggers and web-developers. This post introduces the recently released phpMyAdmin 4.2.4 update.

phpMyAdmin 4.2.4

What’s New in phpMyAdmin 4.2.3

phpMyAdmin 4.2.4 comes with many fixes and improvements:

– bug #4449 Mediawiki export does not produce table header row; also fix related PHP warnings
– bug #4442 New lines are added to query every time
– bug #4445 Fatal error on SQL Export of join query
– bug #4448 Dump binary columns in hexadecimal notation not working
– Regenerate cookie encryption IV for every session
– bug #4405 Cannot import (open_basedir): fix another case
– bug #4457 SQL tab – Insert queries not showing affected row count
– bug Missing warning about existing account, on multi-server config
– bug #4435 WHERE clause can be undefined
– bug SQL export views as tables option getting ignored
– bug #4464 [security] XSS injection due to unescaped db/table name in navigation hiding
– bug #4465 [security] XSS injection due to unescaped db/table name in recent/favorite tables

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 4.2.4 using the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

That’s it. Enjoy administering your databases using the improved web interface of phpMyAdmin 4.2.4.


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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.