--- a/branches/MySQLdb-1.2/MySQLdb/tests/test_MySQLdb_nonstandard.py
+++ b/branches/MySQLdb-1.2/MySQLdb/tests/test_MySQLdb_nonstandard.py
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@
     """Test _mysql interaction internals."""
 
     def setUp(self):
-        self.conn = _mysql.connect(db='test', read_default_file="~/.my.cnf")
+        self.conn = _mysql.connect(db='test', host='127.0.0.1', user='test') #read_default_file="~/.my.cnf")
 
     def tearDown(self):
         self.conn.close()