[ALUG] mySql - problems with passwords etc., is there no easy way?

Mark Rogers mark at quarella.co.uk
Mon Nov 24 15:32:56 GMT 2008

As I understand it, confirmed here[1], MySQL interprets "localhost" and 
"" differently; the former uses Unix sockets if available where 
the latter uses TCP/IP.

That ought not affect the privileges, as far as I know, but it might 
have some bearing that I can't think of?

Also, what does /etc/hosts have for Some distros used to have 
localhost.localdomain rather than localhost, and changing them to 
localhost has been known to assist[2]



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