[Bug 305107] Re: mysql refuses to start after security update

Henning Sprang henning.sprang at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 17:22:53 GMT 2008

O.k. I checked this again.

I went through the steps mentioned before to reproduce the problem.

After installation of mysql-server-5.0 from the apt repository _without_
security updates, the directory conf.d and a file in it,
old_passwords.cnf EXISTS!

Adding the security repository and then upgrading the package, makes the
directory conf.d be DELETED, seemingly be the upgrade/postinstall
script, and then, the server fails to start!

Nnot only is it wrong in my opinion that a sertver fails to start when
an optional directory is missing, that the upgrade process even deletes
this directory, without which the server cannot start... strange.

Additional info: I made a default desktop install from live cd, not a server install.  marking the bug confirmed, as I thoroughly tested it on a clean install.

The simplest fix I can imagine would be to change the mysqld start
script to ignore the optional directory if not there.

** Changed in: mysql-dfsg-5.0 (Ubuntu)
       Status: Incomplete => Confirmed

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