[debian-mysql] Bug#416935: Bug#416935: old_passwords.cnf deleted on upgrades?

Christoph Schindler hop at 30hopsmax.at
Tue Jul 31 08:52:22 UTC 2007

On Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 10:28:59PM -0700, Monty Taylor wrote:
> Hi Christopher,
> Forgive me if this sounds stupid... are you talking about a file called
> old_passwords.cnf? A change in the setting of old_passwords in my.cnf or
> the fact that the password for debian-sys-maint in debian.cnf changes on
> upgrade?
> If it's the debian.cnf, this is expected behavior. (Although something
> that it might be nice to fix in a different way at some point for some
> larger installs)
> Monty

I'm sorry, I was too tired to think of including useful info yesterday ;)

I was talking about the first case: The file


is deleted upon reinstallation of the package mysql-server-5.0 as of
version 5.0.32-7etch1.

The whole file disappears, not just the setting within it, or something
like that.

The other files (debian-start, debian.cnf and my.cnf) are untouched.


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