I have several patches for Mantis BT 1.0.6.
The first patch (mantis-dbfirstquery-patch.diff) addresses
the problem of database setup before the first mantis query.
This patch adds configuration variable $g_first_db_query.
If this variable is set - the appropriate SQL query
will be executed just after connecting to database.
This is useful for example for MySQL >= 4.1 when
using other-than-default charset.
For example, Russians need to execute query
'SET NAMES cp1251' before they can use any
cyrillic text in the queries.
Regards, Valery Studennikov