[debian-mysql] Redesigning the /var/lib/mysql/*.flag thing

Otto Kekäläinen otto at seravo.fi
Wed Nov 4 16:12:59 UTC 2015

Hello pkg team!

For the record, this topic was discussed in the Ubuntu Online Summit
session today, notes at
http://pad.ubuntu.com/uos-1511-mysql-variants-in-1604 and video at

We agree that the lines 65-89 in the server preinstall script
inherited from older mysql packaging and still around in mysql-5.6 and
mariadb-10.0 needs to die. Exact details on directory names, symlink
usage etc are still open, but definitely worth solving.

Next step is that Robie will make a prototype and I'll then review the details.

- Otto
MariaDB Foundation

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