View Full Version : [ubuntu] MySQL configuration files (16.10)

December 19th, 2016, 05:59 AM
I just installed Ubuntu 16.10 and I'm confused by the number and similarity of configuration files provided by the package for MySQL:


It honestly looks like the package maintainer was trying to mess with us mortal users. Can somebody please explain the hierarchy and precedence?

December 20th, 2016, 12:38 AM
Here's the description of the mysql config files:

The debian named files appear to be used to rotate the mysql logfiles. Look at /etc/logrotate.d/mysql-server