[Openstack-devel] MySQL debconf problem
acid at debian.org
Tue Feb 28 09:28:00 UTC 2012
On Tue, Feb 28 2012, Alexey Eromenko wrote:
> When installing any kind of mysql application on Debian (phpbb3 or OpenStack),
> it pulls only mysql-client (not the server) as a dependency, but
> debconf asks whenever to use "mysql-server",
> and obviously fails. ("mysql-server" is not a dependency for mysql
> applications because it can be remote, like X11)
> If we could solve the "debconf + mysql-server" puzzle, we could make
> deployment of openstack-dashboard one apt-get away.
> I don't know how-to solve it.
> Introduce dependency on "mysql-server" ? (looks ugly for server
> people, but good for newbies. Debian people unlikely to accept it.)
> Better ideas ?
Take a step back and look at the big picture. We're not the only one
with this problem: any package using dbconfig has it.
So if you want to solve it properly, you'll have to address the problem
in dbconfig or at any higher level than ours. :)
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