[plug] MySQL setup DEBIAN

hooker at iinet.net.au hooker at iinet.net.au
Sat Apr 3 18:28:23 WST 2004

Quoting Mark O'Shea <mark at musicalstoat.co.uk>:
> On Fri, 2 Apr 2004, Craig Ringer wrote:
> > On Fri, 2004-04-02 at 19:58, smclevie wrote:
> >
> > > OK so where is it?  This 'root with no password' thingo ...
> >
> > "root" == user "mysql" in the MySQL auth tables, which is "root" for the
> > database's purposes. Fix it with:
> >
> Nope, the root mysql user is called "root", which should still not be
> confused with the root linux user.  the mysql user is just another user.

Not quite - Mysql users have no relationship with Linux users at all. They're 
really just username/password pairs in the same way that Apache uses them - 
they control access to the database server, not to user level resources on the 


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