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No password is asked when installing mysql-server

No password is asked when installing mysql-server. this is the output I have from the terminal :

root@mizzouadvantagecod:~# sudo apt-get install mysql-server Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done The following NEW packages will be installed: mysql-server 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/10.1 kB of archives. After this operation, 106 kB of additional disk space will be used. Selecting previously unselected package mysql-server. (Reading database … 85555 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack …/mysql-server_5.7.16-0ubuntu0.16.04.1_all.deb … Unpacking mysql-server (5.7.16-0ubuntu0.16.04.1) … Setting up mysql-server (5.7.16-0ubuntu0.16.04.1) … root@mizzouadvantagecod:~#

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I had the same problem which prevented me from being able to access mysql all the answers to use mysql_secure_installation after running sudo apt install mysql-server didn’t work. Here’s what worked

  1. Go to official mysql installation guide and follow line by line
  2. You need to download a .deb file from here that configures which version of mysql you want to install and other configurations
  3. After configurations are all done run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install mysql-server This time you’d be asked for a password.

Hope it helps. Cheers!

Check the mysql logs: grep ‘temporary password’ /var/log/mysqld.log

try Dimitre’s answer here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7739645/install-mysql-on-ubuntu-without-a-password-prompt you can set the mysql root password before installation