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phpMyAdmin 4.2.8 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 4.2.8 update.

phpMyAdmin 4.2.8

What’s New in phpMyAdmin 4.2.8

phpMyAdmin 4.2.8 comes with many fixes:

– bug #4516 Odd export behavior
– bug #4519 Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property ‘success’ of null
– bug #4520 sql.js: cannot read property
– bug #4521 Initially allowed chart types do not match selected data
– bug #4518 Export to SQL: CREATE TABLE option AUTO_INCREMENT ignored
– bug #4522 Duplicate column names while assigning index
– bug #4487 Export of partitioned table does not import
– bug server_privileges.js: cannot read property
– bug #4527 Importing ODS files with column names having trailing spaces fails
– bug #4413 Navigation Error in Nav Tree for Search Results Past the First Page
– bug functions.js: Cannot read property ‘replace’ of undefined

The complete changelog for phpMyAdmin 4.2.8 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 4.2.8 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 4.2.8.


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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.