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  Rolling with Ruby on Rails
Subject:   I don't know why I get this error
Date:   2006-06-12 12:07:13
From:   jdeleon
Response to: I don't know why I get this error

I know why, I had this same problem. It means it tried to connect to MySQL but couldn't login. But the error is non-standard. The reason is because your MySQL version is using old-style mysql passwords. Check that your mysql is using new style passwords, you may need to edit my.cnf and remove line that says "old_passwords = 1". Then you will need to restart mysql server, then login to it as root and reset the passwords, this will overwrite the encryption with the new-style encryption.