[mythtv-users] Error connecting to mysql database

David Lynam t00cool2001 at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 9 17:13:21 UTC 2006

I, trying install Mythtv on Ubuntu and have a number of good guides, after installing MySql database I try to being to install mythtv themes with the command 

sudo apt-get install mythtv mythtv-themes

However im receiving the following output:

dave at pcor-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install mythtv mythtv-themes
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
mythtv is already the newest version.
mythtv-themes is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
2 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up mythtv-database (0.20-0.2ubuntu2) ...
Failed to connect to database: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES) at -e line 5, <> line 1.
Failed to create database (incorrect admin username/password?)
If you supplied incorrect information, try:
dpkg-reconfigure --force mythtv-database
dpkg: error processing mythtv-database (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mythtv:
 mythtv depends on mythtv-database (= 0.20-0.2ubuntu2); however:
  Package mythtv-database is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing mythtv (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

For some reason it does not ask me for the root password? Could some 1 please shed some light???

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