Bug #80023 Could not reset root password using dpkg-reconfigure mysql-community-server
Submitted: 18 Jan 2016 6:24
Reporter: Laurent Declercq Email Updates:
Status: Open Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:5.6.x OS:Debian
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: apt, MySQL GA

[18 Jan 2016 6:24] Laurent Declercq
Dear debian package maintainers,

You provide the MySQL GA server through your own APT repositories and that is awesome.

However, it could be great if you allow reconfiguring the SQL root password through the dpkg-reconfigure command  as it is done when using MySQL package as provided by the Debian Team.

For instance:

dpkg-reconfigure mysql-community-server should allow the administrator to reconfigure the SQL root password. Currently, your debconf config script ignore the reconfigure command.

How to repeat:
dpkg-reconfigure mysql-community-server

Exepected: Dialog which prompt user for new SQL root password

Current result: No dialog
[18 Dec 2016 8:42] MILAN LESICHKOV
Same issue with 5.7.16 (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS)