[debian-mysql] Bug#805828: mysql-server-5.6: upgrade didn't work, package unusable, mysql does not start

Robie Basak robie.basak at ubuntu.com
Sat Nov 28 15:59:56 UTC 2015


Do you have steps to reproduce this please? What makes you think it is a
bug in the packaging as opposed to a configuration problem on your

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 10:02:05PM +0100, jpp wrote:
> The /var/lib/mysql is a symlinj to another location on another disk.

I'm not aware of any path in the maintainer scripts that will create
this as a symlink. Is this something you have configured yourself?

> /etc/mysql/mysql.cnf [Errno 2] No such file or directory: u'/etc/mysql/mysql.cnf'

Again I'm not aware of a path that would cause this to not exist. IIRC
it is a conffile shipped by mysql-server-5.6.

> 2015-11-22 21:53:53 4936 [ERROR] Fatal error: Can't open and lock
> privilege tables: Table 'mysql.user' doesn't exist

This I have seen. I think upstream know more about it, but I don't
recall the details. Have you ever installed MariaDB? Because the
migration path from MySQL back to MariaDB isn't automatic.

> Severity: critical
> Justification: causes serious data loss

I don't think this is justified until we can determine that this is
really a bug. For that we need steps to reproduce please. You said that
you found this on a test server. Can you restore the test server to find
out what the state of the system was before you attempted the upgrade?



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