Drush problem on fresh one-click Drupal


I navigate to the Drupal folder an run: drush up

And get this error Command pm-update needs a higher bootstrap level to run - you will need to invoke drush from a more functional Drupal environment to [error] run this command. The drush command ‘up’ could not be executed. [error] Drush was not able to start (bootstrap) the Drupal database. [error]

  • drush status reports everything correctly
  • i can connect to mysql via cli

I’ve read somewhere that if cli/php.ini and fpm/php.ini are in different places, drush won’t work but I can’t see exactly why. Any help?

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It seems to me, better to add line user=root into the /root/.my.cnf file instead of renaming it. This will allow you to be able both update drupal and login to mysql cli without typing password.

I figure the problem out.

Drush db connection is superseded by the .my.cnf located in the /root folder that allows the root user direct connection to mysql.

However since drush tries to connect to drupal@localhost that has a different password, it fails with Access denied for user ‘drupal’@‘localhost’.

Moving .my.cnf out of the way solves the problem.