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Re: password problem

first: don't reply off-list, a answer on a mailing-list is no invitation for private support!

Am 31.07.2015 um 02:34 schrieb Martin Mueller:
I read that section but was stopped in my tracks by

  "Log on to your system as the Unix user that the MySQL server runs as
(for example, mysql)"

Because I have no password for ANY thing.

read the f**ng https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/resetting-permissions.html - unbelievebale that users these days need anything ready chewed and are too lazy to click on a link and read more than 5 lines

Resetting the Root Password: Generic Instructions
Stop the MySQL server if necessary, then restart it with the --skip-grant-tables option

I used the uninstall routine recommended by Rob Allen, in which you remove
the directories /usr/local/mysql as well as /usr/local/mysql* and a lot of
other library and etc files. So there is no trace of the old system on my
machine. How come a routine installation of mysql then locks up the

the datadir is *not* removed by any sane installer, dunno where it lives on Apple machines since i banned them 5 years ago for good reasons

on a non-OSX i would just type "updatedb; locate mysql" als root

On 7/30/15, 19:22, "Reindl Harald" <h.reindl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Am 31.07.2015 um 01:41 schrieb Martin Mueller:
I have installed mysql 5.1.73 on an old Mac Pro running OS Lion. I
run the mysql command because it challenges me for a password. But I did
not set any password, either for the root, for mysql, or for myself as a

So the installation has somehow installed passwords about which I know
nothing or there is some error in the installation process.

There is a lot on the Web about resetting a forgotten password. But the
assumption is always that you can get at the program via some other
password. But in this case every door is shut.

Does anybody recognize this problem? I've uninstalled and re-installed
program, but the results are always the same

* install and uninstall *never* removes the datadir
* users and permissions are in the DB "mysql"
* https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/resetting-permissions.html

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