I've been trying to get latest word press installed on a box with MySQL 4.1.14. And I've been getting the "can't connect to database" error. After triple checking values, connecting to DB via 'mysql' on cmd line I did bit of research and found there is the issue with the MySQL password hash being increased from 16 to 41 bytes in 4.1.N.
Does anyone know if this is fixed yet? (If Word Press can handle it, or use the mysqli PHP lib at all??)
I have a hosting package where by I cannot login to mysql and issue the SET PASSWORD = OLD_PASSWORD('password') command, and I've read that fixes it, so I'm a bit stuck.
Kinda about to switch to textpattern unfortunately cos all other blogs I work with are Word Press but it seems like it's a bit of a shortcoming.
Any news on when this may be sorted?