mysql problem

Carl Friis-Hansen ubuntuuser at
Sat Apr 26 11:37:47 UTC 2008

Res wrote:
>> running "sudo mysql" does two things:
> The fact you give a valid shell to  a daemon is rather scary
I totally agree. It looks like James has come about a problem in the 
past, but as far as I know the mysql or the mysqladmin doesn't really 
care who runs it. However, if -u is not given on command line, then it 
assumes the user who invoked the shell and passes this on to the 
database server. The database server on the other hand has no knowledge 
of any user ID in Linux, Mac or Windows, it uses Host, User and Password 
to compare against values in mysql.user table.

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