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       mysql_fix_privilege_tables - upgrade MySQL system tables

       mysql_fix_privilege_tables --password=root_password (INSECURE)

       WARNING: Providing a password on command line is insecure as it is
       visible through /proc to anyone for a short time.

       Some releases of MySQL introduce changes to the structure of the system
       tables in the mysql database to add new privileges or support new
       features. When you update to a new version of MySQL, you should update
       your system tables as well to make sure that their structure is up to
       date. Otherwise, there might be capabilities that you cannot take
       advantage of. First, make a backup of your mysql database, and then use
       the following procedure.

       Note: As of MySQL 5.0.19, mysql_fix_privilege_tables is superseded by
       mysql_upgrade, which should be used instead. See mysql_upgrade(1).

       On Unix or Unix-like systems, update the system tables by running the
       mysql_fix_privilege_tables script:

	  shell> mysql_fix_privilege_tables

       You must run this script while the server is running. It attempts to
       connect to the server running on the local host as root. If your root
       account requires a password, indicate the password on the command line
       like this:

	  shell> mysql_fix_privilege_tables --password=root_password

       The mysql_fix_privilege_tables script performs any actions necessary to
       convert your system tables to the current format. You might see some
       Duplicate column name warnings as it runs; you can ignore them.

       After running the script, stop the server and restart it.

       On Windows systems, MySQL distributions include a
       mysql_fix_privilege_tables.sql SQL script that you can run using the
       mysql client. For example, if your MySQL installation is located at
       C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0, the commands look like this:

	  C:\> cd "C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0"
	  C:\> bin\mysql -u root -p mysql
	  mysql> SOURCE scripts/mysql_fix_privilege_tables.sql

       The mysql command will prompt you for the root password; enter it when

       If your installation is located in some other directory, adjust the
       pathnames appropriately.

       As with the Unix procedure, you might see some Duplicate column name
       warnings as mysql processes the statements in the
       mysql_fix_privilege_tables.sql script; you can ignore them.

       After running the script, stop the server and restart it.

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MySQL 5.0			  12/20/2006		  MYSQL_FIX_PRIVILE(1)

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