zabbix-server-mysql creates db set to latin1, not utf-8

Bug #716593 reported by Anton Gyllenberg on 2011-02-10
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zabbix (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When letting the dpkg installation set up the mysql database, it is set to latin1 instead of utf8. This causes image uploads to fail. The Zabbix 1.8 manual section 2.4.3 says to use UTF-8:
mysql> create database zabbix character set utf8;

Also, the following forum post has an analysis of the problem and the solution:

Changed in zabbix (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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