Phpmyadmin outdated for 18.04

Asked by RICQ David


The Phpmyadmin package for Ubuntu 18.04 (and maybe 18.10) is outdated to work with php7.2 and prompt multiple error messages on use.
Phpmyadmin is a popular MySQL web administration tool and I think it should work properly on a LTS release.

There is a bug report here about the issue :
The bug seems to be fix on newer versions of Phpmyadmin.

Any chance to have a "fully" working Phpmyadmin for 18.04 ?

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RICQ David (davidricq87) said :

Please also note :
This kind of issue is considered as "serious" at debian.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

If you want to administer MySQL why don'y you install the workbench on your PC then connect to the SQL instance from that? Why do you need PHPMyAdmin for this?

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RICQ David (davidricq87) said :

Hi actionparsnip,
Thanks for your answer even if it's not answer to the original question but it's more like a workaround.

I know, there are different ways to manage MySQL databases (other web tool like adminer, software through port 3306, install Phpmyadmin manually).

However, I would like to avoid to open a port (even a non default one) to access MySQL remotely. Also, I am not the only one to manage databases.

Phpmyadmin is, for my case, the best choice to have a uniform (GUi is simple but allow advanced tasks) MySQL administration tool for all the users even if the performance may not be optimal. Since I exclusively use MySQL for websites, Phpmyadmin seems to be more "logic" than other solution. Some users also require to have Phpmyadmin as MySQL administration tool.

Use Phpmyadmin from the ubuntu repos was for me the guarantee to have Phpmyadmin stable and secure.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

It's awful and using SQL as I stated is what everyone does. Using SQL as SQL will also teach you the system and will provide you with transferable skills. Not every server has Phpmyadmin on them.

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