Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124772
cannot connect to db server after setting passwd
Last modified: 2013-07-02 23:01:07 EDT
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Description of problem:
Start with a fresh fedora core 2 install.
$ mysql -u root mysql
mysql> update user set password='foo' where user='root';
Query OK, 2 rows affected (0.01 sec)
Rows matched: 2 Changed: 2 Warnings: 0
mysql> flush privileges;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.01 sec)
[root@bits root]# mysql -u root -p mysql
ERROR 1045: Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password: YES)
where the password entered was foo
I do not have this problem on Fedora Core 1.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Expected Results: The root mysql user should have logged into the
Bug also happens to me - exactly as described
I ended up just getting the latest mysql rpm's from mysql. They
installed fine over FC2
[root@bits root]# rpm -qa | grep -i mysql
AFAICS this is not a bug, but pilot error. The MySQL documentation
says that if you want to set the password via a direct UPDATE, you
should do it like this:
UPDATE user SET Password=PASSWORD('new_password')
and when I do it like that it works fine. I presume the PASSWORD()
function is needed to munge the password into encrypted form.
Ok, I guess that the mysql used in FC1 and MySQL 4 RPMS from mysql.org
have a different password interface the the FC2 mysql rpms.
I will offer this as a footnote to the bugzilla documentation.
Ah, the bugzilla docs are fine. Who knows where I decided this was
the proper syntax... <sigh>
Sorry for the misfire.