[debian-mysql] installation script bug?

Mark Koek mark.koek at qcsec.com
Wed Jul 2 13:24:15 UTC 2014

Hello maintainers,

When trying to install mysql-server-5.5_5.5.37-0+wheezy1 I got the 
familiar screen asking me to enter a password for the MySQL root user.

I always use random, auto-generated passwords. The one I got this time 
was: pSz"["Y[!^

That led to errors, I see "error in your SQL syntax" flashing before the 
system gives me a screen informing me that setting the MySQL root 
password failed.

Might be a bug with quotes occurring in the password? A re-install with 
a newly generated password with other funny characters ( [, @, { ) in it 
worked fine.

Just to let you know.


PS Thanks for all the hard work - happy user here, much appreciated :)

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