At 7:14 PM -0500 9/29/99, Paul C. Leddy wrote:
>sorry solaris 2.5.1
>i have mysql working just fine on a mandrake linux box right here, so i
>know these same passwords work just fine. it is just a screwy binary on
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 17:01:08 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Paul C. Leddy <paul@stripped>
>Subject: same bug, different user
>i have a nasty bug where certain passwords on my solaris binary
>distribution of mysql fail to work and then cant be change via mysqladmin.
>mysqladmin makes them, but then they dont work!
>mysqladmin -u sampleGuy -p password 'this99loNGcaPs'
>this password will take, but then not be changable.
>got the binary off mysql.com version 3.22
Try this same exercise, but keep the passwords to 8 characters or
less. If that works, then you're seeing the problem that occurs
due to using getpass() to solicit passwords from the terminal:
it allows only 8 significant characters.
Paul DuBois, paul@stripped