[debian-mysql] Bug#813413: Upgrade from mysql-server-5.5 can break configurations that use the conf.d directory

Robie Basak robie.basak at ubuntu.com
Mon Feb 1 19:43:26 UTC 2016

reassign 813413 mysql-common
tags 813413 + moreinfo

Hi Justin,

On Mon, Feb 01, 2016 at 11:45:46AM -0600, Justin Pasher wrote:
> In my opinion, the directories should be reversed so that the conf.d/
> directory is included last so it will properly override the defaults like
> before. Obviously, it's easy to fix this locally in my mysql.cnf file, but
> this ended up as a surprise on my home machine because I override the
> bind-address option in a file under conf.d/ to allow remote connections.

Thank you for the report and your suggestion. The reason I did it this
way round is that conf.d/ is shared by both MySQL and MariaDB (and
Percona, etc), and also used by any client even if a server is not
installed. So I thought it was important to allow a server variant (eg.
MySQL server or MariaDB server) to be able to override general client
configuration with any variant-specific needs.

I appreciate that your use case caused breakage upon upgrade for you.
Unfortunately I can't think of a way to solve this that solves both
needs. If you can think of something then I'd be happy to consider it.

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