How do I completely remove mysql, telling YaST software management to uninstall it and doing a **sudo rm -R /var/lib/mysql/
** doesn’t seem to be sufficient.
After rebooting my router (which is most likely unrelated) I wanted to resume my work… but the PHP software informed me it couldn’t contact the database, next step was phpMyAdmin which wouldn work either.
So I thought I’d rerun /usr/bin mysql_secure_installation, but I get stuck at the first step. It wont recognize my password.
So I tried to reset the password with the following
pkill mysqld mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables & mysql -u root mysql UPDATE user SET password=PASSWORD("ualue=42") WHERE user="root"; FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
Which got me the result
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.01 sec) Rows matched: 0 Changed: 0 Warnings: 0 Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.02 sec)
matched 0? Seems like I’m missing the entire root user, I don’t care much for having to start over with a fresh mysql install… but it doesn’t seem to let me. /usr/bin mysql_secure_installation always gets me stuck on the first step (triedd both the password it should be and leaving it blank)