Bug #72538 .mysql_secret file path should be configurable
Submitted: 5 May 2014 17:29 Modified: 5 May 2014 17:56
Reporter: Morgan Tocker Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Installing Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:5.7+ OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[5 May 2014 17:29] Morgan Tocker
Feature request via: http://datacharmer.blogspot.ca/2014/05/mysql-defaults-evolution.html

The randomly generated password feature (default in 5.7) writes a file called .mysql_secret in a user's $HOME directory.

While it is possible to --skip-random-passwords, it would be useful to be able to configure a path for this file to be written.  This would allow installation wrapper scripts (in this example mysql sandbox) to be able to make use of this functionality easier.

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