[debian-mysql] Bug#444107: Bug#444107: Bug#444107: Bug#444107: Fwd: RE: unable to install mysql

Christian Hammers ch at lathspell.de
Mon Nov 19 08:59:15 UTC 2007

On Fri, 16 Nov 2007 18:16:11 +0100
Norbert Tretkowski <norbert at tretkowski.de> wrote:

> Am Freitag, den 16.11.2007, 13:37 -0300 schrieb Dererk:
> > I reproduced this and it's not a bug, or, unless, it's a undocumented
> > pre-requirement of mysql-server package.
> >
> > This is caused because, by default on Debian mysql-server comes
> > binding mysql port at loopback device, which, if isn't up, fails
> > silently.
> I see two ways to fix this:
> - use skip-networking instead bind-address (Christian, can you give me 
>   some details about the change in 4.1.9-2?)

"bind-address" seems to be a good trade-off between security (not
world accessible) and comfort (accessible for local applications which insist
to connect via TCP).

> - check in mysql-server's preinst script if the lo interface is up, and
>   abort installation of the package with a meaningful warning if it's 
>   down

I have not read the full report yet but if somebody does not have a 
working then I would consider this a broken server and put
the bug on wontfix. But feel free to fix it, Norbert :)



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