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Jan
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awarded  Curious
Dec
31
accepted Trying to purge MySQL fails
Dec
31
comment Trying to purge MySQL fails
@A.B. That last command had no output - but it worked! I could purge without error
Dec
31
comment Trying to purge MySQL fails
@A.B. The result is: cat: /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/my.cnf: No such file or directory - Tryingto create a new my.cnf doesn't change any output. The awk script returns basically the same as before (file not found) but I'll add the output to my question for you in a minute
Dec
31
comment Trying to purge MySQL fails
@A.B. I tried that and added the output to my question - sadly, same effect: no alternatives for my.cfg
Dec
31
revised Trying to purge MySQL fails
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Dec
31
comment Trying to purge MySQL fails
As you expected, update-alternatives only gave out no alternatives for mysql-common again. I noticed that /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/my.cfg seemed to exist. As you suggested, I moved the whole folder before trying to redo the purge operation, but the result stays the same as above. No change / effect.
Dec
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asked Trying to purge MySQL fails
Nov
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awarded  Famous Question
Sep
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awarded  Notable Question
Sep
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comment Get mysql to start automatically on startup
Sorry for the delay, but I didn't have access to the server until today. Yes, /etc/init/mysql.override exists, and the entry is manual - should I remove that?
Aug
25
comment Possible security issue? (syslog connect messages)
@ThomasW. so you think there's no real issue here then? If you want you can post it as answer so that I can accept it. I must admit that I don't have too much in-depth knowledge about theese things, only basic experience, so I'm never sure if something is important or not ;) Especially if it says "connect from" I get a bit uneasy. And I have two full syslogs (maybe more, didn't check further back) only filled with the messages above and barely anything else.
Aug
25
comment Get mysql to start automatically on startup
@BubullC added them as requested - as far as I know, I didn't tinker with them at all. MySQL wise, I did little more than a basic apt-get install mysql-server, if I recall correctly.
Aug
25
revised Get mysql to start automatically on startup
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Aug
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comment Get mysql to start automatically on startup
Looking through the syslog, I only found a lot of other spam, but nothing relating to mysql after a message simply stating restart. (by the way, does that imply that there was a manual restart? Or are automatic restarts also logged like that?) Other than restart, there was only a series of connection and cronjob messages, nothing else as far as I can tell. mysql.log and mysql.err are both empty by the way.
Aug
25
asked Possible security issue? (syslog connect messages)
Aug
25
comment Get mysql to start automatically on startup
@BubullC it definitely does not start automatically, I already tested that with restarts. I'll try to look into /var/log/syslog to see if I can spot anything relevant. If you have some suggestions for further informations I should provide (+commands) let me know ;)
Aug
25
comment Get mysql to start automatically on startup
That's why I was asking - I noticed that "already exists" line as well, and just figured it's talking about service mysql start/stop - and that's something I wanted to avoid to break, the reason for me avoiding tinkering with that. I'll check the logs and let you know.
Aug
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asked Get mysql to start automatically on startup
Aug
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