Craig White wrote: > On Wed, 2006-12-13 at 10:07 -0600, Michael Satterwhite wrote: >> Craig White wrote: >>> On Wed, 2006-12-13 at 09:52 -0600, Michael Satterwhite wrote: >>>> When I try to connect to the mysql server on Fedora, the client >>>> libraries report that they don't support the authentication scheme used >>>> by 5.1. I can't upgrade the client libraries as the production server is >>>> running mysql 4.1 (I'm using Fedora for development). >>>> >>>> I see the 4.1 client routines in the yum search, but I don't see the 4.1 >>>> server. How can I install mysql 4.1 on FC5? >>> ---- >>> yum install mysqlclient14 >>> >>> if necessary... >>> >>> yum install mysqlclient14-devel >> That I've got. The question is how to install Mysql *SERVER* 4.1. > ---- > "I see" said the blind man > > Check on the 'client' machine that 'my.cnf' is using > > old_passwords=0 > > a downgrade of the server from mysql-5 to mysql-4 isn't generally desired and installing it would be a trick and a half since there are so many things built against the mysql-libs already in Fedora. > > Are we still talking Ruby on Rails? What OS does your server run? Is it reasonable to think in terms of upgrading the server to mysql-5 if the suggestion about oldpasswords doesn't help? Not RoR this time. I have a (legacy) VB program that I support. It runs productively against a 4.1 server - so the client libs on the Windows machine are (of course) 4.1. The production server is running linux (slackware, I believe). I have to connect to the development server as well as the production server, and I have no ability to force the production server to upgrade to mysql 5. Those responsible for the production server won't upgrade until *THEY* have a reason to need to.