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#1

in continuation to my earlier mail,

if i entered the command

mysql -u root -p depot_development <db/create.sql

instead of

mysql depot_development <db/create.sql

then it works. can anyone please enlighten me on whats happening?
mysql is configured with a blank password for root@localhost.

thank you,


Prithvi Krishna Mandava
(91)9880067859


#2

See my post about using sudo - this is essentialy the same thing…

You are running the command as the root user on your machine.


#3

On Dec 22, 2006, at 9:10 AM, toby privett wrote:

instead of
Prithvi Krishna Mandava
(91)9880067859

No, sudo runs a command as the user ‘root’ on the operating system
(assuming Unix-like)

The user named ‘root’ for MySQL is all-powerful, but only within the
database, not the entire system.

I suspect that you’re logged in as a user named ‘ODBC’ or perhaps
there is an environment variable that mysql picks up as the user
(try: env | grep -e ODBC ). Doing the initial creation of the
database (i.e., depot_development) is often done as the “mysql -u
root” user, but then you typically also create a user to be used for
that database (doesn’t have to be exclusive) and the tables within
that database are created by the non-root user.

-Rob

Rob B. http://agileconsultingllc.com
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#4

I created the databases and tables from root like this:

depot> mysql -u root -p
Enter password: *******
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
mysql> create database depot_development;
mysql> create database depot_test;
mysql> create database depot_production;
mysql> grant all on depot_development.* to ‘dave’@‘localhost’;
mysql> grant all on depot_test.* to ‘dave’@‘localhost’;
mysql> grant all on depot_production.* to ‘prod’@‘localhost’ identified
by ‘wibble’;
mysql> exit

and then editing database.yml to remove the username and password from
the tables for development and test.


#5

its working but i kinda don remember wat exactly i was doing!!
i was getting frustrated with the total lack of explanation in the book
about the syntax. the authors assume you have expert-level knowledge in
everything other than ROR… and they take it for granted…


#6

On Dec 22, 2006, at 12:45 PM, Mandava wrote:

mysql> grant all on depot_production.* to ‘prod’@‘localhost’
identified
by ‘wibble’;
mysql> exit

and then editing database.yml to remove the username and password from
the tables for development and test.

Do you mean that you changed the username to “dave” and removed the
password?

You could then generate your depot_development tables with:

mysql -u dave depot_development < db/create.sql

(from memory so please forgive any typos)

-Rob

Rob B. http://agileconsultingllc.com
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