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From:Joerg Bruehe Date:February 17 2005 9:09pm
Subject:Re: Mysql running as root
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Hi Russ!

Am Do, den 17.02.2005 schrieb Russ um 18:05:
> [[...]]
> I am using SuSE 9.1 Pro. I started mysql in the runlevel editor of YaST. It 
> start when I boot the system.
> below are the results of the two items you asked me to look at:
> ps aux
> mysql     5471  0.0  0.4 21584 2400 ?        S    07:38   
> 0:00 /usr/sbin/mysqld
> /etc/passwd
> mysql:x:60:2:MySQL database admin:/var/lib/mysql:/bin/false

So user "mysql" is defined (by the entry in "/etc/passwd"), and the
MySQL server process is running as this (Linux) user. All correct.

> This is what I see in phpMyAdmin.
> Welcome to phpMyAdmin 2.5.6
> MySQL 4.0.18 running on localhost as root@localhost

This is a database user, _not_ the Linux user. I agree the duplicate use
of the name "root" is irritating.

It seems you need not worry.


Joerg Bruehe, Senior Production Engineer

Are you MySQL certified?

Mysql running as rootRuss16 Feb
  • Re: Mysql running as rootJoerg Bruehe17 Feb
  • Re: Mysql running as rootGleb Paharenko17 Feb
    • Re: Mysql running as rootRuss17 Feb
    • Re: Mysql running as rootRuss17 Feb
      • Re: Mysql running as rootKristen G. Thorson17 Feb
      • Re: Mysql running as rootJoerg Bruehe17 Feb