"Packets out of order" take 2

Daryl of Two Ells has come up with another way to solve that blasted “Packets out of order” error, without installing a new gem.

Just a refresher, to anyone who’s finding me via Google and doesn’t know what this error means: It refers to the changed MySQL password hashing in version 4.1 and greater. You can also solve this problem by setting the password for the account in question to the old password hashing by doing this:

set password for 'user'@'host' = OLD_PASSWORD('passwerdz');

I previously wrote about fixing this problem with the new MySQL bindings.

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  1. Jeff says:

    This is exactly what I needed…. I haven’t been able to install the new gem for one reason or the other and I can’t wait to try this …. btw I didn’t find you via google … your in my news reader.

    Thanks ;)

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