> Hm, is the mysql-client library the same as the mysql-server?
> And does mysql --host=127.0.0.1 --user=someone -p somedb work (or it's actual
> IP-address, forcing the TCP/IP connect instead of possible sockets) ?
This is really strange - with -h127.0.0.1 I get the same error:
ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'someone'@'localhost'
(using password: YES)
However with -h192.168.1.102 everything works as expected, although I
used 'someone'@'%' everywhere.
Does '%' not include local connections / unix domain sockets?