you probably have the anonymous user account taking over: ''@'localhost'
when you specify the host with -h you are actually forcing MySQL to use
TCP/IP so it will authenticate you using your ip address (127.0.0.1)
login as root and:
mysql> drop user ''@'localhost';
and try again
2012/3/16 Clemens Eisserer <linuxhippy@stripped>
> Hi Rik,
> > 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
> > 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?
> Thanks, Clemens
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