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Using unique option prefix pass instead of password is deprecated

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  1. jimlongo

    jimlongo Well-Known Member

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    I've been getting an email from my server the last few days with the message

    Subject: Cron <root@vps> /usr/bin/test -x /usr/local/cpanel/bin/optimizefs && /usr/local/cpanel/bin/optimizefs

    "Using unique option prefix pass instead of password is deprecated and will be removed in a future release. Please use the full name instead."

    Google this term and found some clues . . . but
    I checked my.cnf and found no mention of pass
     
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    Hello,

    I'm not 100% sure why you are getting that email from those scripts but if mysql is complaining about the pass vs. password then it's likely referring to /root/.my.cnf.

    If you continue to get those emails please open a ticket, I'd love to take a look into this issue for you :)

    You can submit a ticket at:

    http://go.cpanel.net/supportrequest

    Have a good one!
    Matt
     
  3. jimlongo

    jimlongo Well-Known Member

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    Hi Matt,

    Yes /root/.my.cnf had pass=******** in it. I changed it to password and will open a ticket if I get another email.

    Thanks.
     
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    pass or password?

    UPDATE:

    Noticed high aborted connections are due to the fact CSF stats couldn't connect to mysql because the password in /root/.my.cnf wasn't being accepted.

    Had changed .my.cnf from 'pass' to 'password' because of the preceding warnings - since pass in that file generates these messages both in emails and in mysqltuner.

    "Warning: Using unique option prefix pass instead of password is deprecated and will be removed in a future release. Please use the full name instead."

    But WHH>SQL Services>MySQL Root Password uses 'pass' and seemingly CSF will only accept 'pass' so what is that warning referring to?

    Thanks.
     
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  5. cPanelMichael

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    Re: pass or password?

    This message is output to prepare you for upcoming changes by MySQL. The use of "pass" is deprecated and will no longer be valid in a future release of MySQL. Thus, while it still works now, it's recommended you modify any instances of this entry that you find.

    Thank you.
     
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    Thanks Michael, I get the meaning of the notice.


    I guess what's confusing is
    1. That WHH>SQL Services>MySQL Root Password generates 'pass' instead of 'password'
    2. That CSF (I know it's not your product and I will follow up with them) fails if 'password' is used.
     
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    It will not replace "pass" with "password" automatically at this time. Functionality for that type of feature will likely be implemented before support for the "pass" term ends.

    Thank you.
     
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    jimlongo Well-Known Member

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    Update: CSF 6.37 now will accept "password" in .my.cnf for stats collection
     
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