Question

sudo mysql-create-db-and-user - SQL syntax ERROR 1064 (42000) at line 1

Can anyone help get this command working again? This cmd used to work in the putty console -

sudo mysql-create-db-and-user dbuserhere dbnamehere passwordhere

This error now appears -

ERROR 1064 (42000) at line 1: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'IDENTIFIED BY 'passwordhere'' at line 1

I have MySQL version 8.0.28 on Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS.

The database is created but I can’t connect to it using the username and password used in the cmd.

I can only guess it stopped working after I did sudo apt update and sudo apt upgrade.

This is the error in /var/log/mysql/error.log

2022-05-26T04:50:06.754109Z 21 [Warning] [MY-013360] [Server] Plugin sha256_password reported: ''sha256_password' is deprecated and will be removed in a future release. Please use caching_sha2_password instead'

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Accepted Answer

I managed to do what I want by using these commands -

CREATE DATABASE dbnamehere;

CREATE USER 'dbuserhere'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED WITH mysql_native_password BY 'passwordhere';
GRANT ALL on dbnamehere.* TO 'dbuserhere'@'localhost';

Hi @twc8ac35a8636,

The new script should look like this:

#!/bin/bash

# Functions
ok() { echo -e '\e[32m'$1'\e[m'; } # Green

EXPECTED_ARGS=3
E_BADARGS=65
MYSQL=`which mysql`

# Create Database
Q1="CREATE DATABASE IF NOT EXISTS $1;"
# Create User
Q2="CREATE USER IF NOT EXISTS '$2'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY '$3';"
# Add permissions
Q3="GRANT ALL ON *.* TO '$2'@'localhost';"
Q4="FLUSH PRIVILEGES;"
SQL="${Q1}${Q2}${Q3}${Q4}"

if [ $# -ne $EXPECTED_ARGS ]
then
  echo "Usage: $0 dbname dbuser dbpass"
  exit $E_BADARGS
fi
 
$MYSQL -e "$SQL"

ok "Database $1 and user $2 created with a password $3"

Let me know how it goes.

Are you using the NPM module? https://www.npmjs.com/package/mysql-create-db-and-user

that’s a script you invoke, post your script WITHOUT credentials here.

Hi @twc8ac35a8636,

Is mysql-create-db-and-user some kind of a custom script?

What I think happened is that with apt update and apt upgrade you’ve updated a Minor version or a NOT so minor version on MySQL which has a different syntax for the CREATE statement being used in the mysql-create-db-and-user script.

What I’ll recommend is to find the said script and update it with the new Syntax.