[Monetdb-developers] New login intentional?

Fabian Groffen Fabian.Groffen at cwi.nl
Fri Sep 4 08:53:54 CEST 2009

On 04-09-2009 00:50:17 +0200, Stefan de Konink wrote:
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> It seems to be that there is a new mechanism that basically doesn't
> allow mclient to connect directly anymore. Is this behavior intentional?
> The workaround seems to be -umonetdb with monetdb as password.

Yes this is intentional.

No it hasn't been communicated any other then via the commit message,
since this is on the development branch, which can be in flux all the

mclient has been made to behave like a sensical client, not logging in
as root into the system by default.  If you want to revert that
behaviour, put a .monetdb file in your homedir, with the following

You can additionally add "language=sql" to this file, if you want it to
default to using sql as language too.

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