[mythtv-users] My MySql hell :-)

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 14:54:38 UTC 2007

On 12/03/07, Damian Surr <damian at gingermagic.co.uk> wrote:
> Thanks Peter,
> I'll try that out later. I wondered myself if the 'apt-get remove
> --purge packagename' just removed the program and not the files, leaving
> me with the same problem. I was dubious about deleting mysql manually
> though in case other things were depending on it. Uninstalling
> mysql-server with the package manager went ok, but when I thought about
> getting rid of other mysql parts, the program told me that there were
> lots of dependencies (like amock etc) and it looked like it was going to
> remove all of those if i clicked continue, so I didn't :-)

MySQL stores its users/passwords/privilege information in the mysql
database, located in /var/lib/mysql/mysql/. Removing this as Peter
suggested should allow a fresh reinstall with back-to-default

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