Bug #95160 MySQL APT Repository installing DEB not compatible with Ubuntu 19.04 Disco
Submitted: 26 Apr 2019 14:46 Modified: 24 May 2019 8:47
Reporter: Fabius - Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Package Repos Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:0.8.12-1 OS:Ubuntu (19.04 Disco)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: apt, deb, repository

[26 Apr 2019 14:46] Fabius -
Even though packages for Ubuntu 19.04 Disco were added to MySQL APT Repository:
the DEB file "mysql-apt-config_0.8.12-1_all.deb" which is available for download at:
and that adds the repository itself is not compatible with this Ubuntu release and prompts to choose another Ubuntu release (like Cosmic or older ones) during installation.

How to repeat:
sudo dpkg -i mysql-apt-config_0.8.12-1_all.deb

Suggested fix:
Add support for Ubuntu 19.04 Disco
[26 Apr 2019 23:42] MySQL Verification Team
Thank you for the bug report.
[30 Apr 2019 9:42] Fabius -
Seems the DEB was updated from 0.8.12-1 to 0.8.13-1
It doesnt prompt to choose another Ubuntu release like previous version did, but it directly adds "cosmic" distribution instead of "disco" one.
[20 May 2019 14:27] Fabius -
I figured out that i simply had to run:
sudo dpkg --purge mysql-apt-config
to clean the value assigned to debconf mysql-apt-config/repo-codename (which was previously set to "cosmic")

After doing that i reinstalled the deb and it properly got the current distro version, which is "disco".

It could be a good idea to add this tip to the quick guide page:
under "Adding the MySQL APT Repository" section.
[24 May 2019 8:47] Lars Tangvald
Posted by developer:
Thanks for the suggestion! It's a very good idea, since the distro codename getting "stuck" for apt-config when doing a dist-upgrade is a known issue.
Aside from that, disco should be correctly supported as of 0.8.13, so will close this.