At 6:02 PM -0400 09-11-2000, Paul Glace wrote:
>This morning, my perl DBI connect statement in all my perl scripts abruptly
>stopped working. I next tried to connect to my database via the shell, and
>was told that access is denied. The mySQL server was clearly up and
>running, but no longer allowing me to log in. I contacted my web hosting
>company and found out that they upgraded their mySQL version overnight. The
>new version is 3.23.24-beta-log. They system administrator reset my login
>account and I able, once again, to log in through the shell. However, my
>perl scripts are still not happy with the connect statement...
>$dbh = DBI->connect("dbi:mysql:databasename:localhost", "username",
>My web hosting company has been of little help. Do any of you have any
>theories as to what's gone wrong? Is it something inherit in the upgrade?
>Is it a DBI issue? I'm out of ideas.
Did they, uh, test their installation after the upgrade.
It's very likely that they'll need to recompile DBD::mysql.
Maybe also DBI.
Do you write PHP scripts, and did they break, too?
Paul DuBois, paul@stripped