Configuration concern --with-db-type=mysql

While experimenting, I ran:

./configure --with-db-type=mysql (I know it’s the default, I was
make install
make initialize-database

Somewhere during “make initialize-database” the root password for mysql
got changed to blank (after the rt database was created and before
finishing). I un-installed and re-installed mysql (twice), had to run
the cpan installations again, and re-installed rt3 before I figured it
out (took several hours). I ended up using:

./configure --with-rt-group=rt --with-db-type=mysql --with-db-dba=root
–with-db-rt-user=rt_user --with-db-rt-pass=rt_pass

, to get it back again. Hope this helps if you land where I did!!