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Saturday, August 07, 2010

Resetting the root password for Blastwave's MySQL 5 on Solaris 10

Recently I needed to reset the root password for Blastwave's MySQL 5 package.
Normally I would just follow these instructions, however in this install I needed to make sure that Blastwave's svc manifest started and stopped the database for me. Here are the steps I too, executed as the system's root user:

1. Stop the MySQL server:
# svcadm disable network/cswmysql5

2. Edit the Bastwave svc manifest
# vi /opt/csw/lib/svc/method/svc-cswmysql5

by adding the following line, save and exit:
MYSQLD_SKIP_GRANT_TABLES=true

3. start up the MySQL server again
# svcadm enable network/cswmysql5

4. connect to the server
# /opt/csw/mysql5/bin/mysql -u root mysql

5. set the new root password
mysql> UPDATE user SET password=PASSWORD('new password') WHERE user='root';
mysql> \q

6. Disable the MySQL server again
# svcadm disable network/cswmysql5

7. Once again, edit the Bastwave svc manifest
# vi /opt/csw/lib/svc/method/svc-cswmysql5

and remove/comment out the line we just added in step 2:
MYSQLD_SKIP_GRANT_TABLES=true

8. Fire up the MySQL server, once more
# svcadm enable network/cswmysql5

9. and finally try connecting to the server, using your new root password
# /opt/csw/mysql5/bin/mysql -u root mysql -p

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