[mythtv-users] MySQL Setup Problem [SOLVED]

Quantum Scientific Info at Quantum-Sci.com
Tue Oct 26 20:00:51 UTC 2004


Look man, not to get into a big thing or anything, but after emerging MySQL the instructions are:
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PLEASE REMEMBER TO SET A PASSWORD FOR THE MySQL root USER !
To do so, start the server, then issue the following commands:
/etc/init.d/mysql start (you have to start the server first!)
/usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root -h hydra password 'new-password'
/usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'new-password'
See the manual for more instructions.
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Now, most of us have learned to follow the instructions from an emerge.

And for non-Gentooers, you get these EXACT SAME instructions when you mysql_install_db.

Why didn't you do this?



On Tuesday 26 October 2004 13:29, Isaac Richards wrote:
> > He'd installed it without significant deviation from the instructions, but
> > that *doesn't*work*anymore*.
> 
> No, you didn't.  You set a root password for mysql, which the default setup 
> doesn't have you do.  If you don't follow the instructions, and make up 
> additional steps that change the configuration, how could you possibly think 
> that the rest of the instructions would still work?
> 
> Isaac



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