Just upgraded from 1.7.0 to 1.7.1 and phpmyadmin broke.
The problem is one of permissions.
I was able to chown www-data.www-data phpmyadmin and fix the problem. (I did it to all files inside the directory too).
My questions are:
I'm assuming that because I ran the upgrade as the root user that's why the files that were replaced as part of the upgrade were owned by root.
Why do the instructions say to run the upgrade as root?
Is there a bug in the upgrade process that fails to chown the files to www-data automatically?
Should I worry that other files/folders might have the wrong ownership now?