MySQL password

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Wed Jun 16 15:23:25 UTC 2010


Richard,

I'd remove the quote mark from your password. The shell will do
something with this and mangle the command line.

Regards,
Tony.

On 16/06/10 16:19, R Kimber wrote:
> In my 10.04 logs logcheck tells me I have the following:
> 
> mysqld[14731]: PLEASE REMEMBER TO SET A PASSWORD
> FOR THE MySQL root USER !
> 
> mysqld[14731]: To do so, start the server, then issue the following
> commands:
> mysqld[14731]: /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'new-password'
> mysqld[14731]: /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root -h infinity password
> 'new-password'
> 
> /usr/sbin/mysqld is running
> When I try /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password newpassword-that-isn't-NO
> I get:-
> /usr/bin/mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
> error: 'Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)'
> 
> I'd be grateful for advice.
> - Richard.

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