ERROR 1698 (28000): Access denied for user ‘root’@’localhost’ on fresh MySQL installation

Problem: You get a “ERROR 1698 (28000): Access denied for user ‘root’@’localhost'” error message when logging in as root on a fresg MySQL installation. You are running the mysql command without sudo.

 

 

 

 

Run the mysql command with sudo i.e sudo mysql -uroot -p

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