I'm working on Xubuntu 15.04. I already installed the MariaDB-Server on various systems and was always asked for a root password during installation. This time, however, I don't remember being asked for the password. When I try to login without a password (or a blank password), I get the
Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' error.
I tried uninstalling the package completely by
sudo apt-get remove mariadb-server sudo apt-get purge mariadb-server
When I reinstalled, I still didn't get asked for the root password.
I tried the
mysqld --skip-grant-tables approach from
mysql how to fix Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' .
I can modify the password for the root user in the mysql database - at least the hash value changes - but I still cannot login with the new password after a restart of the mysql-server. I still get the same error.
The user debian-sys-maint does not exist. So, I cannot use it to fix anything.
Any ideas what else I could try?