>>>>> "Tobe" == Tobe Johnson <tobe@stripped> writes:
Tobe> I just recently installed mysql 22.214.171.124 w/ PHP3.x/Apache on a Cobalt
Tobe> Server. It was up and running fine until I started working w/ the
Tobe> Then when I restarted the server, it gave me this error message:
Tobe> Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
Tobe> /usr/bin/safe_mysqld: /var/lib/mysql/my_site.err: Permission denied
Tobe> mysqld daemon ended
Tobe> My log file tells me this:
Tobe> 991229 5:53:32 Found old style password for user 'ABC'. Restart using
Tobe> mysqld ended on Wed Dec 29 05:53:32 EST 1999
Tobe> How do I get rid of this old style (un-encoded) password? Do I have to
Tobe> totally re-install mysql or what?
Tobe> Thanks for your help
Start mysqld with --old-protocol and then check your mysql.user table;
You have some old passwords left that are coded with only 8
characters! When you have changed the password for these users, you
can then restart mysqld without --old-protocol.
The major 'flaw' when running with --old-protocol is that your clients
can't get the error number for your error messages.