Monday Triage Report (2020-11-02)

Robie Basak robie.basak at
Wed Nov 4 18:11:07 UTC 2020

On Wed, Nov 04, 2020 at 12:22:06PM -0500, Sergio Durigan Junior wrote:
> Sigh...  A bunch of people are commenting/opening these MySQL bugs
> against Focal.  It seems like the last mysql update really broke things,
> but I can't reproduce the problem here.  I tried one more time to set up
> a Focal container with very limited resources, but the upgrade
> succeeded.

Without looking at the specifics here, usually it's not that an update
breaks things, but that it's common for users to have broken their own
MySQL installations in various different ways (usually these are
experiments rather than production). Then on an upgrade the maintainer
script fails when it tries to restart an already failing daemon and it
appears that the problem is the upgrade when that wasn't the cause.

My view on these is if people can provide specifics of where there
actually is a bug in our packaging, then we can fix it, but unless we
have that it's not worth wasting time on individual cases except to try
and detect a general pattern to find specific use cases that we can
actually fix. I'm not sure there are many left though; I suspect that in
most cases the steps users actually followed to end up with a failure
would not be considered to be supported (eg. installing from third party
repositories, customization hacks, and so on). I suspect quite a lot of
this is driven by broken third party instructions that users have
followed some time in the past.

> ### - (New) [mysql-8.0] - package
>     mysql-server-8.0 8.0.22-0ubuntu0.20.04.2 failed to install/upgrade:
>     installed mysql-server-8.0 package pre-removal scrip$ subprocess
>     returned error exit status 1
> This is actually a different issue!  A sequence of operations to install
> MySQL/MariaDB rendered MySQL in a strange state.  I was able to
> reproduce it and marked the bug as Triaged.

This is a duplicate of I
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