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# emerge --config mariadb
* Trying to get password for mysql 'root' user from 'mysql' section ...
* Trying to get password for mysql 'root' user from 'client' section ...
* Found password in 'client' section!
* Please provide a password for the mysql 'root' user now
* or through the /root/.my.cnf file.
* Avoid ["'\_%] characters in the password
It says "Found password in 'client' section!" but I got a prompt to insert a password.
This does not happen if the password in my.cnf is not blank.