Nova install and blank mysql root passwords

Pádraig Brady P at
Fri Jan 20 13:47:15 UTC 2012

On 01/20/2012 01:37 PM, Russell Bryant wrote:
> On Jan 20, 2012, at 7:48 AM, Derek Higgins <derekh at> wrote:
>> Hi Russell,
>>   While writing automation scripts for installing nova, I am running
>> $ openstack-nova-db-setup --novapw nova --rootpw "" --yes
>> my problem is this script prompts for a password if the mysql root
>> password is a zero length string. This patch allows the root password to
>> be a zero length string.
>> Any thought? should this change go into the openstack-nova package or is
>> it a bad idea to allow blank passwords?
>> in my case mysql had already been installed with a blank root password
>> before running this script so I had to pass in the blank password.
> This change looks good to me.  This just wasn't a case I thought about.  I can merge the patch next week if someone else doesn't beat me to it.

I agree with the change too.
I'll merge now.

I was also thinking of adding a "chkconfig mysqld on" to the script.


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