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Ability to choose which version of phpMyAdmin to have installed on WHM

Crazy Serb shared this idea 4 years ago
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Hey guys, I know you have your own way of testing and approving/pushing changes to phpMyAdmin into cPanel/WHM:


https://forums.cpanel.net/threads/phpmyadmin-upgrade-through-whm.417222/


but it would really help some of us if instead of us having to bug you all the time about updates to cPanel and receive the same message every single time ("We're considering it, stay tuned and maybe, possibly you'll see that version in there at some point") you could somehow add the ability to upgrade or downgrade the phpMyAdmin version installed on WHM (and all the domains) for us.


Same way we have the ability to upgrade mySQL, or upgrade/downgrade Apache/PHP through EasyApache.


If you could add that ability for us to just upgrade or downgrade (in case of any issues) the phpMyAdmin to any of the available versions (I'm sure you'd have to put in some sort of a compatibility check to make sure specific version works with specific mySQL version on the server, but that shouldn't be too hard) that would be awesome and we'd probably stop asking you for these updates, I'm sure.


Thanks!

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+1 I have no vote left.

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The phpmyadmin version on my installation is 4.0.10.7 and the latest stable version is 4.5.0.2. I think there is too much of a spread between the two. Could there be a patch to the installed version to fix the glaring errors of phpmyadmin?

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It is a pain to maintain my own phpmyadmin install...

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I know the reason is to support old MySQLs; but this a great idea and solves the problem... i.e. legacy and latest.

NB: phpmyadmin is mysql version sensitive.

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Would love an updated version! Tired of some of the glitches in 4.0.10.7 and love many of the features in the newer versions!

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I agree, it would be great to have new and different glitches! ;)


(No, seriously, I would like to have a newer version. I self-installed but I really don't want to deal with that on a regular basis since PhpMySQL doesn't make updates easy.)

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Why isn't this still implemented ? Why do I have to use 4.0.10.7 ? It s 2013 branch.

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True.


Have you seen the features in the new version?


https://www.phpmyadmin.net/try/


Server Monitor: https://www.phpmyadmin.net/static/images/screenshots/monitor.png

Relation Designer: https://www.phpmyadmin.net/static/images/screenshots/designer.png

Display Transformations: https://www.phpmyadmin.net/static/images/screenshots/transformations.png


The current phpMyAdmin bundled with WHM is way behind all this...

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That would be great. I am somewhat frustrated by some of the odd behaviors of 4.0.x

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Why do I have to wait for oldfarts to upgrade their servers ? They are the ones who have to update! We do not have to wait for them. Damn it!

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my vote goes for this.

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Any update on the feature ?

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At least give us this ability. You promised to update the software with V58 but you didn't!

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As I said on the other feature request: I am fully responsible for the miscommunication on the upgrade, and I sincerely apologize.

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Wow! Someone who doesn't blame someone else for saying something incorrect. I'm impressed!

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@benny: I have to agree with Jeremy... I'm not sure you understand how the internet comments work? ;)

Levity aside, it's absolutely great to see the communication and transparency here - and I know our support group is looking forward to the new PHPMyAdmin!

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This is a very interesting feature request. Given that cPanel do not allow MySQL to be downgraded, it should automatically install/update to the best phpmyadmin version available based in the server's MySQL version installed.


Not sure if this would be impacted by MultiPHP settings, but if I remember well, cPanel implemented an internal PHP deployment to deal with third party scripts like this.


I second this.

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My impression is that the original request was rooted in the fact that our PHPMyAdmin version is so out of date. Once we've updated (and keep PHPMyAdmin up to date), I'll be interested to see if this request retains its following, or if it was indeed rooted in our delay.

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You are right. I think sysadmins shouldn't be able to choose what phpmyadmin version to use within cPanel. This should be a decision built in the core of cPanel and the version of phpmyadmin to use should be tied to the MySQL version in use in every server. So probably yes, my reply should have be posted in the feature request to use an up to date version of phpmyadmin.

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I think you are right that once phpMyAdmin is up to date, people will not really be wanting different versions. I think the underlying question was, “Can you make it easy for us to install newer versions?”

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