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old_passwords=1 in my.ini

Discussion in 'Database Discussions' started by woostar, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. woostar

    woostar Registered

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    I have no idea what 'old_passwords=1' does. I do know it is not meant to be there when running MySQL 5.0.92 (have no idea how it got there).

    Is it ok just to remove it? or do I need to change user password (I as said, I don't know how it affects the system).


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  2. cPanelJared

    cPanelJared Technical Analyst
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    old_passwords was used primarily when updating from MySQL 4.0 to 4.1. It should no longer be needed, and you should be able to comment it out or remove it.
     
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    Just to clarify, though, due to the thread title, you did mean /etc/my.cnf rather than my.ini file, right? The MySQL configuration file is /etc/my.cnf instead.
     
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