[debian-mysql] Bug#853008: Bug#853008: Bug#853008: Bug#853008: mysql-server-5.7: purge could delete mariadb-server files with inadequate warning

Julian Gilbey jdg at debian.org
Tue Feb 21 12:59:12 UTC 2017

On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 01:27:44PM +0100, Lars Tangvald wrote:
> I've looked at it some more, and I'm hesitant about including such a big
> patch for a pretty rare scenario, which in the worst case does ask the
> following:
>  The /var/lib/mysql directory which contains the MySQL databases is about
>  to be removed.
>  .
>  This will also erase all data in /var/lib/mysql-files as well as
>  /var/lib/mysql-keyring.
>  .
>  If you're removing the MySQL package in order to later install a more
>  recent version or if a different mysql-server package is already
>  using it, the data should be kept.
> My suggestion is that for now, we revert the patch that enabled the
> purge-remove (meaning postrm will never delete anything or ask to do so) and
> instead work on separating the data for the different packages so that
> MariaDB and MySQL data isn't in the same location.

Hi Lars,

Does that mean that the whole remove section just gets removed from
the postrm, or that you put back the test for /usr/sbin/mysqld existing?

Best wishes,


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