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Re: password problem




Data directory path mention in cnf is of old mysql.

Make a fresh data directory, configure it in configuration file and execute
mysqlinstall_db,

On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 5:11 AM, Martin Mueller <
martinmueller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I have installed mysql 5.1.73 on an old Mac Pro running OS Lion. I cannot
> 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
> user.
>
> 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 the
> program, but the results are always the same.
>
>
> Martin Mueller
> Professor emeritus of English and Classics
> Northwestern University
>
>
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