Why does Debian (and thus implicitly, MySQL) feel compelled to replace the “root” user in MySQL with “debian-sys-maint”? If there was a debian-sys-maint for system stuff and a “root” user for root to use to administer MySQL, it would be fine. But instead, the only user created is debian-sys-maint, so the user is left to either (a) suffer through a bizarre setup for no good reason, or (b) manually add the grant for user root.

Plus, I’m trying to install cacti, and the Debian package blows up because it tries to let root create the database, not debian-sys-maint.


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