I'm wondering if it is safe to set MySQL root password the same as the box's root password? Or should I pick a different password for MySQL root password?
Another question is how can I change the host name? I'm currently using Slackware 9.1, and the host name is 'darkstar'. In the /etc/hosts stated this:
# By the way, Arnt Gulbrandsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> says that 127.0.0.1
# should NEVER be named with the name of the machine. It causes problems
# for some (stupid) programs, irc and reputedly talk. :^)
# For loopbacking.
# This next entry is technically wrong, but good enough to get TCP/IP apps
# to quit complaining that they can't verify the hostname on a loopback-only
# Linux box.
127.0.0.1 darkstar.example.net darkstar
With that statement above, how can I change the host name?