[debian-mysql] Bug#914172: Bug#914172: Bug#914172: mariadb-server-10.1: mariadb-server sec-update (10.1.37-0+deb9u1) uninstalls default-mysql-server, mysql-server, mariadb-server-10.1 & mariadb-client-10.1

Olaf van der Spek ml at vdspek.org
Wed Nov 21 08:08:16 GMT 2018

On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 5:57 AM Jeremy Davis <jeremy at turnkeylinux.org> wrote:
> On 20/11/18 18:50, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> > IMO apt shouldn't be run in such a way that packages get removed
> > automatically though..
> If you have any specific suggestions on how to ensure that apt won't
> remove packages, I'd be interested to hear.

No, unfortunately.
Are you aware of the unattended-upgrades package though?

> Also, IIRC there have been cases where removal of old packages were
> required (I think that was the case with Samba security updates within
> Jessie?! - Although perhaps I am confused).

> Possibly the easiest way to reproduce the issue would be to download our
> v15.0 (Stretch based) LAMP appliance ISO[1] (signed hash file here[2])
> and install it to a VM and NOT run the initial firstboot "security
> updates" script (i.e. select "skip" when asked). Once logged in as root,
> you can then poke around inside and see exactly what is going on.

Have you tried figuring out why apt wants to remove mariadb-server?



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