Not connecting to MySQL 5

Martin Baxter mb.ur at
Wed Mar 15 06:20:00 EST 2006

You need to use a login account whose password is in OLD_PASSWORD 
format. Rev can't do the newer format. See MySQL docs for info in the 
problems and common errors section.


Kay C Lan wrote:
> OSX.4.5
> Rev 2.6.1
> MySQL 5.0.18 Standard
> connect via localhost
> Just upgraded MySQL from 4 to 5, which was a bit of a drag because the
> download wasn't the usual install package (.dmg) but expanded out to a
> normal folder filled with all the goodies. Took a while to figure out what I
> had to do to move the folder where it needed to go.
> Anyway, eventually got eveything up and running, I can start MySQL the usual
> way using the Prefence Pane. I can connect to all my data using CocoaMySQL -
> which confirms that MySQL 5.0.18 standard is running.
> Unfortunately my stacks don't work. The result of:
> put revOpenDatabase("MySQL",,"dbname","dbusr","usrpassword") into
> gDatabaseID
> is "Client does not support authentication protocol requested by server;
> consider upgrading MySQL client"
> The above function appears in an openstack handler after a bunch of other
> stuff happens, but even if I just run the funcion in the message box I get
> the same result.
> Is Rev 2.6.1 incompatible with MySQL 5?
> I checked revzilla and I didn't see anything there.
> I notice also that Ken Ray was asking about MySQL 5 - did you eventually
> upgrade to 5 and is it working for you?
> Any advice appreciated.
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