Apache Web-Serving With Mac OS X, Part 5
Subject:   error 1044 and 1045
Date:   2002-04-26 04:38:38
From:   morbus
Response to: error 1044 and 1045

Marc has absolutely nothing to do with the configuration of your MySQL server, even if he did make the package, since the package is a doubleclickable for of the defaults chosen by the creators of MySQL - not Marc. As for permissions, it doesn't matter if you're the only user of the computer, or if the computer is only going to be a dev box - permissions exist and are strictly enforced in the Linux world. It takes a bit of getting used to, but in the long run, they make absolutely perfect sense.

The permissions in question have nothing to do with file permissions, like chmod or chown - they're related to the permissions that you need to modify the MySQL database. Again, it doesn't matter if you're the only person using it.

Technically, if you ran through the instructions in the article word for word, the package version should be running marvelously for you - most of the ambiguity lied in a source install. In any case, you can find a large number of possible solutions at the MySQL site.

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  • error 1044 and 1045
    2008-09-18 03:13:35  riotxix [View]

    This solution worked for me:

    mysql -u root

    When it prompts for a password, just hit RETURN.

    'create database abc;' works.
  • error 1044 and 1045...ok..but no CREATE
    2002-04-26 06:49:02  gaga1 [View]

    Much obliged for your response. Followed your lesson. Yep. Great. PHP works.

    But nope. No indication of how to CREATE a database in MySQL. Your example uses the "test" db in the MYSQL pkg.

    I still get 1044 when attempting to create a db in MySQL:

    mysql> CREATE DATABASE gaga;
    ERROR 1044: Access denied for user: '@localhost' to database 'gaga'

    Now what do to get "Access accepted" to create a new db?


    • error 1044 and 1045...ok..but no CREATE
      2003-07-04 17:21:16  anonymous2 [View]

      how do i get into the 'shell' ....
    • Morbus Iff photo error 1044 and 1045...ok..but no CREATE
      2002-04-26 18:34:12  Morbus Iff | O'Reilly Author [View]

      Part 5 was intended to get MySQL up and running on your OS X box. It's not intended to teach you how to administer MySQL, or code SQL, or any of that stuff. So, your best bet is to get a book on MySQL, or start perusing MySQL tutorials around on the web.
      • error 1044 and 1045...ok..but no CREATE
        2002-04-26 20:49:58  gaga1 [View]

        Much obliged once agan for your curt reminder. Now I've gone to a dozen websites on MySQL, all say different things, and all are very cryptic, and none address the issue.

        Would it not suffice just to say "oh yeah, to create a database in MySQL you need to do X..., and be sure that you have done Y to get rid of that pesky 1044 access denied message"

    • error 1044 and 1045...ok..but no CREATE
      2002-04-26 14:46:01  venste [View]

      i have the same problems also. the test.php file cant even find the db "test"

      How the hell do i create db's

      this is why i hate unix, if there was a gui, i wouldnt be complaining
      • error 1044 and 1045...BINGO!
        2002-04-27 23:02:35  gaga1 [View]

        Figured this error 1044 & 1045 out and would like to share it:

        at the shell key in

        >mysql -u(username) -p mysql

        //*you'll be prompted to give your password.
        Key it in (you won't see anything).

        Bingo! You are in and can start creating!

        Here's what it looked like from my iBook terminal:
        Welcome to Darwin!
        [localhost:~] gaga% mysql -uroot -p mysql
        Enter password:
        Reading table information for completion of table and column names
        You can turn off this feature to get a quicker startup with -A

        Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
        Your MySQL connection id is 28 to server version:

        Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer.


        • error 1044 and 1045...BINGO!
          2003-07-24 17:25:53  anonymous2 [View]

          maybe this will help someone...

          when i type:
          " ./mysql -uroot -p mysql"

          i get:
          Enter password:
          ERROR 1045: Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password: YES)

          what fixed it was
          doing this:

          " ./mysqladmin -u root password [type a password here]"

          then i log on doing this:

          "./mysql -uroot -p"

          from there i can finally log on and create databases... this is using the latest osx update (10.2.6) and the latest version of mysql (4.0.14-standard)

          good luck
        • usernameerror 1044 and 1045...BINGO!
          2003-06-25 21:41:34  anonymous2 [View]

          >>> from Alex

          Thanks for that gagal, it was a real help

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          Computer Crime Squad
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        • access denied errors
          2003-05-24 22:36:14  anonymous2 [View]

          Thank You gaga1 for posting your fix that you found totally on your own with no help of the author, tutorial, etc.
          It's nice to follow a tutorial like this and do things but sometimes the authors don't think it too important to tell us about little syntax idiosyncrasies like the difference between -u root and -uroot. with the former I spent hours trying to figure out why I couldn't connect. with the latter of which you provided It worked. I'm in as root user. and I am realatively comfortable with unix but was totally unaware of the whitespace issue in using mysql. I hope everyone else that had this problem can fix it here. It worked for me and others. once again. a big thanks for the trial and error method of gaga1 and not the help of the author.
        • error 1044 and 1045...BINGO!
          2003-05-02 17:03:09  anonymous2 [View]

          I am trying to do as you've instructed but I get a message that says ERROR 1049: Unknown database 'mysql'. Any clues?
          • error 1044 and 1045...BINGO!
            2003-05-20 19:59:26  anonymous2 [View]

            I appreciate everbody's advice but i am still getting the dreaded 1044 message even after i keyed this in...
            Last login: Tue May 20 20:09:51 on ttyp2
            Welcome to Darwin!
            You have new mail.
            [localhost:~] mdhowes% mysql -umdhowes -p mysql
            Enter password:
            ERROR 1045: Access denied for user: 'mdhowes@localhost' (Using password: YES)
            [localhost:~] mdhowes% mysql -uroot -p mysql
            Enter password:
            ERROR 1045: Access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password: YES)
            [localhost:~] mdhowes%

            Any Ideas? Personally I think it was a bum install on my behalf
            Thanx in advance
            • error 1044 and 1045...BINGO!
              2003-05-24 22:42:24  anonymous2 [View]

              I don't know but maybe you had my problem. I just posted a thank you to gaga1. his advice helped me. I had to try it 2 times as I had run mysqladmin at one time trying to fix up my problem and had changed the password to my system admin password on my machine. so the second time I tried that and I found that it had been changed. if that don't work I'm at a loss. check through the online documentation at

              Good Luck.
        • error 1044 and 1045...BINGO!
          2002-07-13 13:03:07 [View]

          I was having the same problem myself and your instructions worked like a charm, thanks!
          • error 1044 and 1045...BINGO!
            2002-10-02 19:24:57  anonymous2 [View]

            First, I want to give a "BIG THANKS!" to gaga1. I finally got mysql working!

            And, to morbus: If all you have to say is a patronizing "RTFM," please don't bother posting. With all of the flavors of UNIX there are, Mac OS X is probably one of the strangest. And most of the users, like Venste and me, are used to a GUI and are having a difficult time already. One of the things we also got used to is finding help. We are constantly reminded that we make up a small percentage of personal computers out there, and we have to try 10 times harder just to get help-- going to the local computer store does no good. So, in general, I agree, read the manual first. But don't assume everyone else is lazy and did not bother looking for answers before posting. We are all just trying to learn.