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Re: myqsl dummy needs help

With databases, you need to do careful research first and foremost.
Otherwise you make a big mess and it becomes far worse to fix.



Mike Wright wrote:
> Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Monday 16 February 2009, Robert L Cochran wrote:
>>> All the heavier-weight database engines have their own user
>>> accounts, so
>>> they can grant or restrict permissions to various databases and tables
>>> based on who the user is. MySQL does this. Even though mysql has a root
>>> user that user is totally separate from the OS root account. You can
>>> also have a mysql user account named mickey even though your host box
>>> does not have such a user. So think only in terms of the defined MySQL
>>> users.
>>> You need to reset the MySQL root user password.
>>> There may be no password to start with. I wonder what happens if you
>>> just press enter when prompted for the password. If there is no
>>> password, then you can set one using mysqladmin. When you first start
>>> the mysqld server using 'service start mysqld' the syntax of the
>>> command
>>> is explained to you right on the terminal window.
>>> One more point. If you want to assign a password to a user on a
>>> specific
>>> host machine, such as 'mickey'@'mickeymouse.m1.org' then I believe that
>>> at the time someone attempts to log in with that username the actual
>>> machine name must resolve correctly on dns to 'mickeymouse.m1.org' or
>>> the user 'mickey' must have a password defined for the localhost
>>> machine
>>> ('mickey'@'localhost').
>>> To do reset the root password correctly, you can find copious
>>> details on
>>> the MySQL knowledgebase. Go to www.mysql.com and search off their
>>> knowledgebase. There is a method described for changing the password
>>> for
>>> the root user, but it is fairly complicated. I've used it successfully
>>> once or twice before when I made a mess of my own mysql root password.
>> I have now done that procedure twice, setting a different passwd the
>> last time in case mysql has a password length limit less that the
>> size of my root pw.
>> It didn't help, I'm still getting exactly the same error.  How can I
>> nuke it all & start from a truly scratch install?
> Hi Gene,
> Before you do that I have an idea.
> I don't install MySql very often but I seem to recall an alert given
> upon installation advising the use of mysqladmin to set the initial
> root password.  On a clean install the password is the empty string
> (return).
> "mysqladmin password 'secretcode'"
> After that you use the GRANT command to control access to the rdb.
> Hope I'm not all wet here.  Sometimes my CRS gets in the way ;)
> Mike Wright

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