[debian-mysql] Bug#865931: Bug#865931: mysql-server: Does not allow me to change root password

Otto Kekäläinen otto at debian.org
Sat Aug 4 11:18:48 BST 2018

Control: tags -1 help wontfix

Just for the record, the MariaDB installed by Debian is secure by
default. There is no need to run mysql_secure_installation. You should
only use that binary if you also used mysql_install_db etc manually to
setup the database.

So, just run 'sudo apt install mariadb-server' and you are ready to
go. To setup an account for your app, run 'sudo mysql' and then from
the mysql console add user and grant permissions according to what is

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