Bug #81474 Mysql-APT-Installer fails to detect debian 8.4.
Submitted: 18 May 2016 4:50 Modified: 30 Jun 2019 16:41
Reporter: Thomas Antepoth Email Updates:
Status: Can't repeat Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: Packaging Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:8.4 OS:Debian
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: apt, Debian, installer, jessie, repository

[18 May 2016 4:50] Thomas Antepoth
Description:
After downloading the installer.deb from mysql I tried to install the mysql-apt-config package. 

This step fails because the installer package does not detect the currently running version of debian properly although stated on https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/repo/apt/ that it should support "Debian - 8"

"...The APT repository supports the following Linux Distros:

    Debian - 7
    Debian - 8
..."

root@www:~# cat /etc/debian_version 
8.4
root@www:~#

How to repeat:
Steps to reproduce the error

1.) Download the installer package

wget http://dev.mysql.com/get/mysql-apt-config_0.7.2-1_all.deb

2.) Install the installer package

dpkg -i mysql-apt-config_0.7.2-1_all.deb

Expected behavior:

The documentation states that the apt-repository is configured after completing this step and the newest mysql versions are installable then.

Observed behavior:

An installation dialog which states: "The detected system (Debian jessie) is not supported by MySQL. If you believe the platform is compatible with one of the supported systems, one of the corresponding repositories may be selected."

On top of that an option box which contains the following options:

Add repository to unsupported system?
debian wheezy
debian jessie
ubuntu precise
ubuntu trusty
ubuntu wily
abort
[30 Jun 2019 16:41] Umesh Shastry
Thank you for the report.
This is no longer repeatable.
dpkg -i mysql-apt-config_0.8.13-1_all.deb 
Selecting previously unselected package mysql-apt-config.
(Reading database ... 152797 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack mysql-apt-config_0.8.13-1_all.deb ...
Unpacking mysql-apt-config (0.8.13-1) ...
Setting up mysql-apt-config (0.8.13-1) ...
OK
cat /etc/debian_version 
8.10

If you are still seeing the issue then please provide more information, feel free to add it to this bug and change the status back to 'Open'.  

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