[mythtv-users] finally found myth.find_orphans.pl, now can't connect

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Sun Jun 7 23:17:50 UTC 2009

On 07/06/2009, scram69 <scram69 at gmail.com> wrote:
> After a fair bit of searching, I finally found version 0.21 of
>  myth.find_orphans.pl here:
>  http://svn.mythtv.org/svn/trunk/mythtv/contrib/maintenance/
>  (don't bother looking here
>  http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Myth.find_orphans.pl
>  or here
>  http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/browser/branches/release-0-21-fixes/mythtv/contrib )
>  Even though I'm passing the script the very same mysql user name and
>  password that I successfully use for
>  1)every frontend in setup->general
>  2)phpmyadmin to access the DB via a web browser
>  3)>mysql -u mythtv -p
>  the script still tells me  "DBI
>  connect('database=mythconverg:host=mediaserver','mythtv',...) failed:
>  Access denied for user 'mythtv'@'mediaserver' (using password: YES)"


$ mysql -u mythtv -p- h localhost



$ mysql -u mythtv -p- h mediaserver


What DB host do your mysql.txt/config.xml MythTV config files reference?

>  There must be something about perl DBI that I don't understand.  In
>  order to use the script, do I need to set up a new, different user for
>  the mythconverg database (i.e. other than mythtv)?

Not at all. The script needs to be run with user/pass/host values that
the DB will allow to connect, based on your MySQL settings.

Nick Morrott

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