[mythtv-users] Update: root user created, but unusable: errors 1044 and 1045.

Bill Meek keemllib at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 01:55:42 UTC 2021

On 1/14/21 7:14 PM, A. F. Cano wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 12:05:15AM +0000, John Pilkington wrote:
>> On 14/01/2021 22:05, A. F. Cano wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 02:31:28PM -0500, A. F. Cano wrote:
>>>> Hello everyone,
>>>> Latest update: Now mysql is totally inaccessible, so the mythtv server doesn't
>>>> even start.  I left all the details of how I got to this point for
>>>> completeness.
>>> That is still the case, I did manage to create the root user but I can't
>>> do anything with it.  At least I can start mysql -u root but nothing
>>> else works.  I also re-created the mythtv user.   Even flush privileges
>>> doesn't work.  Obviously just re-creating the root user wasn't enough,
>>> how do I give it the privileges it needs?
>>> Thanks.
>>> Augustine
>> I'm far from being a DB guru and I'm reluctant to jump in here, but last
>> July I had DB access problems which seemed to arise after an upgrade from
>> trying to follow conflicting sets of instructions relating to 'root'   With
>> guidance from Bill Meek I was able to recover and it's just possible that
>> you might find it helpful too.  It's here, in the last couple of posts in
>> this thread - and FWIW it was a Fedora box.  I think the real meat is at
>> "Here's the entire set of commands:"
>> https://lists.archive.carbon60.com/mythtv/users/632838#632838
> I think my problem is much more basic.  I can do absolutely nothing.  At
> first I thought (from what I've read so far) that somehow I was logged
> in as the anonymous user:
> MariaDB [(none)]> select user(), current_user();
> +----------------+----------------+
> | user()         | current_user() |
> +----------------+----------------+
> | root at localhost | root at localhost |
> +----------------+----------------+
> 1 row in set (0.000 sec)
> I'm not quite sure what this indicates, but I don't see ''@localhost
> (the anonymous user) and yet the current user I'm logged in as
> (using mysql -u root) doesn't let me do anything:
> MariaDB [(none)]> use mysql;
> ERROR 1044 (42000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' to database 'mysql'
> MariaDB [(none)]> use mythtv;
> ERROR 1044 (42000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' to database 'mythtv
> MariaDB [(none)]> grant all privileges on mythconverg.* to 'mythtv'@'localhost' identified by 'xxxx' with grant option;
> ERROR 1044 (42000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' to database 'mythconverg'
> MariaDB [(none)]> grant all privileges on *.* to 'root'@'localhost' identified by 'xxxx' with grant option;
> ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)
> 'xxxx' are the passwords that used to work before (in the case of
> mythtv) and the new one I've just created for root at localhost, in case
> having an empty password was the issue.  '' also gave the same results
> (for root).
> MariaDB [(none)]> update mysql.user set password=password('') where user='root';
> ERROR 1142 (42000): UPDATE command denied to user 'root'@'localhost' for table 'user'
> MariaDB [(none)]> flush privileges;
> ERROR 1227 (42000): Access denied; you need (at least one of) the RELOAD privilege(s) for this operation
> Does anybody know what I can do to overcome this?  Thanks...

Maybe this one: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1709078/how-can-i-restore-the-mysql-root-user-s-full-privileges



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