[CentOS] Request info on managing MySQL

Sun Sep 21 01:53:10 UTC 2008
Robert <kerplop at sbcglobal.net>

Joe Klemmer wrote:
> Good day/night/whatever fellow techies,
> 	I've come to a small problem managing mysql on CentOS 4.7 box[1].  When
> I have done things on mysql on my desktop systems it was always just for
> personal use so I would be lazy and put everything under the "test" db
> so I didn't have to deal with all that security.  But I find that I need
> to put some db's on the "production" box and could use a little
> assistance.
> 	I can manage with the bulk of the work but since mysql is all
> pre-configured on RH based systems I don't know where to find the root
> password or any other tidbits needed to get started.  Access to the
> grant and other admin db's and tables is all I believe I need.  Looking
> through the docs on centos.org didn't reveal anything to me (or I just
> missed it).
> 	So the end result of this message is simply can someone point me to the
> howto use mysql on CentOS/RHEL info.  I just need to be able to start
> adding db's and such.  Once there I'm good to go.
> Thank you in advance,
> Joe
> [1] I know, I should upgrade but, as I mentioned, I'm a real lazy guy.

I don't know nuttin' about mysql but there's something about the root 
password here: