Re: myqsl dummy needs help

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On Tuesday 17 February 2009, Gordon Messmer wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> The bottom line would appear to be, if you don't have any databases to
>> save, then yum remove *mysql*, updatedb locate and nuke ANYTHING left
>> behind, then re-install.  If you have a database to save, well, rotsa
>> ruck.  Hope you have backups.
>
>It's not quite that bad.  You can reset by simply removing the contents
>of /var/lib/mysql and starting the mysql service.  If you have a
>database to save, you can use --skip-grant-tables and resetting any
>passwords that you require.

I am glad that it worked for you.  I did that 4 times, and each time the 
restart was foiled by selinux.  Only a total, complete nuke job, cleaning up 
all the leftovers with rm, succeeded in making a fresh install work.

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Cheers, Gene
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