MySQL Upgrade, with a Small Issue

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I upgraded MySQL on my computer a week or two ago, and had an almost flawless install. The only problem was I had to go back to the old my.ini. No biggie; just rename the files. But boy did it make my heart race when I saw there was a problem. I store all my homework (well, almost all) in a MediaWiki installation, run by the MySQL server instance I was upgrading. When I saw all the errors caused by the new configuration file, I thought I would lose all my stuff. Good thing I found a fix. I wish I knew what went wrong…


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