Problems with mysql

Mark Foster mark at
Thu Mar 16 20:07:44 UTC 2006

Derrick Edwards wrote:
> 	Hi,
> I updated my MySQL installation today (mysql-client-5.1.6_1 
> mysql-server-5.1.6_2), once the update complete I restarted mysqld. Once that 
> was done it seems that MySQL does not see databases. I checked 
> in /var/db/mysql and all the folders for the databases are there and the 
> permissions are fine. I have updated before and never ran into this problem. 
> mysql> show databases;
> +--------------------+
> | Database           |
> +--------------------+
> | information_schema |
> | test               |
> +--------------------+
> 2 rows in set (0.00 sec)

This only shows you the databases you actually have access to as the
user you logged in as.
In other words, you didn't log in using root but some other
less-privileged account.

Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints...
Mark D. Foster, CISSP <mark at>

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