mysql root user

Patrick O'Reilly bsd at
Wed May 28 04:27:02 PDT 2003

----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick O'Reilly" <bsd at>

> Hi all.
> Does anyone know if there is a special trick to setting the mysql root
> user's password after installing mysql323-server on FreeBSD?
> I've done like the manuals say (mysqladmin -uroot password xyz), but
> I get is:
> mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
> error: 'Access denied for user: 'root at localhost' (Using password: NO)'
> I don't remember any passwords being set during the installation....

Thanks all for your replies.

I realised I must have broken something, so I reinstalled the port and
now it is behaving...


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