after recent xampp installation and configuration, mysqladmin shows the msql database and its tables but when I switch to the mysql client (I use cmd in the RUN pop up to bring up the command window). I change to the c:\xampp\mysql\bin directory and enter mysql to get the mysql> (the prompt) but when I type show databases; the mysql database doesn't appear and when I type use mysql I get a 1044 error, access denied.
Why should these two interfaces to the same mysql product give such different results?
I also have the same problem regarding updating root password for mysql database using mysqladmin. If I leave user as default (root) but change the password, then CD collection stops working, unless I change the password back to empty string.
There seems to be a serious disconnect between different elements of the overall software configuration.