MySQL install password?

steve sfreilly at
Sat Jan 10 17:21:47 UTC 2009

stan wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 11:37:15AM -0500, steve wrote:
>> stan wrote:
>>> I am trying to get ampache running on my Ubuntu machine. This package uses
>>> MySQL. I looked at the MySQL 5.0 docs in /usr/share/docs, and it syas there
>>> that I should be able to set the MySQL root user password with:
>>> /usr/bin/mysql -u root -D mysql -e "update user set
>>> password=password('new-password') where user='root'"
>>> But when I try that, it fails, saying I need a passwrd. How can I find out
>>> what password got set by the installer?
>> try this:
> Looks handy, but it does not seem to work in Intrepid
> root at boo-boo:/etc/init.d#  /etc/init.d/mysql reset-password
> Usage: /etc/init.d/mysql start|stop|restart|reload|force-reload|status

duh, sorry, wrong one, this will work

sudo dpkg-reconfigure mysql-server-5.0

Steve Reilly

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