Description: security and update notice
MySQL will only install if you have a NON-NUMERIC hostname that is
resolvable via the /etc/hosts file. E.g. if the "hostname" command
returns "myhostname" then there must be a line like "127.0.0.1 myhostname".
A new mysql user "debian-sys-maint" will be created. He is used in the
start/stop and cron scripts. Don't delete him.
Please remember to set a PASSWORD for the MySQL root user!
If you use a /root/.my.cnf, always write the "user" and the "password"
lines in there, never only the password!
See /usr/share/doc/mysql-server/README.Debian for more information.
Networking is disabled by default for security reasons. You can enable it
by commenting out the skip-networking option in /etc/mysql/my.cnf.
I will ensure secure permissions of /var/lib/mysql by replacing GIDs other
than root and mysql with mysql.
Description: Please run mysql_fix_privileges_tables
If you are upgrading from a MySQL <= 3.22.10 you should run the
/usr/bin/mysql_fix_privilege_tables. Otherwise you will not be able to use
the new GRANT command and user defined functions!
Description: Remove all databases after "purging" the mysql-server package?
Should I remove everything below /var/lib/mysql when you purge the
mysql-server package with the "dpkg --purge mysql-server" command (i.e.
remove everything including the configuration) somewhen? (default is not)
Description: Make MySQL reachable via network?
Should MySQL listen on a network reachable TCP port? This is not necessary
for use on a single computer and could be a security problem.
Description: Enable chroot mode?
MySQL is able to jail itself into the /var/lib/mysql_jail directory so
that users cannot modify any files outside this directory. This improves
resistence against crackers, too, as they are not able to modify system
Description: Should MySQL start on boot?
The MySQL can start on boot time or only if you type '/etc/init.d/mysql
start' manually. Select 'yes' here if you want it to start automatically.