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From: Micah Stevens (micahraincross-tech.com)
Date: Fri Jan 04 2008 - 00:32:15 CST
This is one of the few decisions the debian package maintainers made
that I disagree with, but the idea is that when you install mysql, there
is this user created with a random password. This gives the package
maintainers a way to script updates in SQL if necessary to run on the
database during an upgrade.
The SysV startup script uses this account somehow (I forget now and I'm
too lazy to open it up in a text editor) but that's what's generating
the warning. Not MySQL. It's just a shell script warning.
Edit the startup script and remove the user. It won't affect anything
but you may get some errors during an upgrade at some point if they
decide to use it. It's not a big security issue unless someone gets root
access to the server, but if that's the case, I don't think mysql
security will rank among the greatest of your worries.
On 01/03/2008 09:23 PM, Krishna Chandra Prajapati wrote:
> Hi all,
> Mysql on debian operating system has debian-sys-maint user. What is the role
> of this user debian-sys-maint.
> After stopping mysql. If i delete all the things from mysql data directory.
> Executed mysql_install_db to create mysql directory with mysql data
> directory and start mysql server. It gives warning it don't found the
> debian-sys-maint user.
> I am trying to restart and stop mysql server, but it is not working.
> What can be the issue.
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