thank you for your quick and comprehensive reply.
The database is now running MySQL 5.7
Much better. 👍
Just one more question:
in db_setting.php the following is declared:
$db_settings['b8_wordlist_table'] = 'mlf2_b8_wordlist';
$db_settings['b8_rating_table'] = 'mlf2_b8_rating';
$db_settings['akismet_rating_table'] = 'mlf2_akismet_rating';
$db_settings['uploads_table'] = 'mlf2_uploads';
Should I also delete these lines in db_setting.php prior to upgrading to 20220803.1
You can delete these entries without a side effect when you are running a 2.4.x-version. But you can also leave these entries in the database config file because they simply will be ignored in a 2.4.x-version and the file itself will be overwritten when you upgrade to a newer version. So the content would be the same but the bytes would be "new". 😆
Long story short, it is irrelevant.
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