Bug #1880 Access denied for root
Submitted: 18 Nov 2003 17:47 Modified: 19 Nov 2003 7:05
Reporter: Dave Zhu Email Updates:
Status: Not a Bug Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Installing Severity:S1 (Critical)
Version:4.0.16-standard OS:Linux (Linux 2.4.2-2)
Assigned to: Dean Ellis CPU Architecture:Any

[18 Nov 2003 17:47] Dave Zhu
Hello all,

I get the following error message when I do 'mysqladmin' as root. It works fine with other users 

bin/mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
error: 'Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password: NO)'

What might cause this problem?

Thank you in advance.

How to repeat:
I followed the steps from the manual. At the stage of testing, type:

mysqladmin version
mysqladmin variables
[18 Nov 2003 18:57] William Brown

I just submitted this bug a couple of hours ago as bug number 1878.  I think they are one and the same.
[19 Nov 2003 7:05] Dean Ellis
As with bug 1878, the root@localhost login has a password which must be provided when connecting with any client.

Thank you