[mythtv-users] errors when running perl scripts

Ian Clark mrrooster at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 10:33:06 UTC 2008

2008/6/5 Matt Emmott <memmott at gmail.com>:

> I seem to have an error when running mythrename.pl or ipodexport.pl. I have
> no idea what the error really means and was hoping for some help. Here's the
> error:
> DBI connect('database=mythconverg:host=localhost;port=3306','mythtv',...)
> failed: Access denied for user 'mythtv'@'localhost' (using password: YES)
> at /usr/share/perl5/MythTV.pm line 337
> Cannot connect to database:
> Here's the chunk of code around line 337 in MythTV.pm:
>     # Connect to the database
>         $self->{'dbh'} =
> DBI->connect("dbi:mysql:database=$self->{'db_name'}:host=$self->{'db_host'};port=$self->{'db_port'}",
>                                       $self->{'db_user'},
>                                       $self->{'db_pass'})
>             or die "Cannot connect to database: $!\n\n";

After the '# Connect to the database'


die "Trying to connect using: user = -".$self->{'db_user'}."-, pass =
-".$self->{'db_pass'}."-, db host = -".$self->{'db_host'}."-\n\n";

This will cause it to exit and print out the values for the user/password
and hostname it's trying to connect to, you can then grep for these details
in the config files to work out which one it's using.

It sounds like it's a bad password somewhere (or it's defaulting to mythtv
as it can't work it out of something.) as the hostname and username look to
be correct in that error message.

However, mythtv and localhost are very common so would also be valid
defaults and may be confusing the issue.

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