Upgrade to 12.2 and permission weirdness

D'Arcy Cain darcy at druid.net
Sun Feb 14 11:07:06 UTC 2021

I recently upgraded FreeBSD to 12.2.  Everything seems fine except for
some odd permission thing when running from cron.  For example I have a
script that dumps my clients' MySQL databases which gives me this email
every morning:

  ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'darcy'@'localhost' (using
password: NO)

Yet when I run the same command from the command line it works fine.  I
get a similar problem on another server with my PostgreSQL database
under another user but when I switch that cron job to my user it does

I suspect something related to effective vs. real UIDs and identd but
nothing changed in the setup after the upgrade.  Any ideas for what to
look for?


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