I have installed Ruby on Rails and the latest version of MySQL in my Windows XP machine and I am following a demo from ONLamp.com <http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2005/01/20/rail.... I am 3/5 down the page where it says: "Open a browser and navigate to http://127.0.0.1:3000/recipe/new. You should see something like Figure 32." Instead of a page like Figure 32, I get an error that looks something like this: "Mysql::Error in Recipe#new #28000Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO) RAILS_ROOT: ./script/../config/.." A friend told me that the latest version of MySQL handles passwords in a way that is incompatible with the current RoR release. He suggested that I configure MySQL to use the old password format. Using the MySQL system tray monitor I configured the instance and set MySQL to use the old password format. Since that didn't seem to do the trick, I restarted the PC. That didn't do it either, I still get the same error. I checked the configuration for the instance and the use old passwords setting in the Security tab is still checked. I looked at my.ini and at the bottom it reads: "#Use old password encryption method (needed for 4.0 and older clients). old-passwords" I am guessing that means MySQL is using the old password format when it launches the service. Am I right or do I have to force it to read those settings somehow? I am beginning to think that my problem is not the old password format but something else. I have followed the tutorial closely and I don't think I have made any mistakes, at least that I didn't already correct. What could be causing this error? How do I specify the password so I can get past this error? What am I missing? Thanks!
on 2006-03-09 19:26
on 2006-03-09 19:53
I figured out a way around the problem. I removed the password from the root account and now the page displays as expected. I still would like to know how to get the password to go through properly without generating an error.
on 2006-03-09 20:15
Hi Alex, What password do you have specified for 'root' for this database in your database.yml file? Bill ----- Original Message ----- From: "Alex Abate" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: 2006-03-09 11:26 AM Subject: [Rails] ONLamp.com Tutorial Trouble
on 2006-03-09 23:01
Having just started playing with RoR, I had no idea about this setting. I had no password in the database.yml file. I didn't even know to look. A friend told me about this file and I put the password there. Now I have a password for root and I don't get an error. Thanks, Bill W. wrote: > Hi Alex, > > What password do you have specified for 'root' for this database in your > database.yml file? > > Bill > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Alex Abate" <email@example.com> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: 2006-03-09 11:26 AM > Subject: [Rails] ONLamp.com Tutorial Trouble