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[EP-tech] Debian9 full-upgrade to Debian10 likes to remove eprints

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Hi David,

> It would be useful for clarity if you could detail the exact steps that you had to take ...
yes, for sure, after passing the final goal ... and successful reproduction on our production server;
fortunately `script` helps :)

> to keeping/upgrading MySQL between Debian 9 and Debian 10.
as indicated by EPrints status, mariaDB is still running ...
EPrints Release:        3.4.2
Database Driver:        EPrints::Database::mysql [DBI 1.642, DBD::mysql 4.050]
Database Server Version:        MySQL 10.1.47-MariaDB-0+deb9u1
XML Library:    XML::LibXML 2.0134 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl5/5.28/XML/LibXML.pm

> adding MySQL's own APT repository so that it continue to exist according to your operating system ...
obviously mariaDB has to be deactivated in order to allow mysql the operation!

> 1. Does cfg/cfg.d/10_core.pl exist for you archive and is $c->{host} set
> to the hostname for you testing clone and the URL you are accessing
> /cgi/users/login on in your web browser?

> 2. Have you run "epadmin generate_apacheconf --system --replace" before
> reloading Apache?
no, but my correct updating was ignored (i.e. overridden by the 'commented' old line): as stated on https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhttpd.apache.org%2Fdocs%2Fcurrent%2Fen%2Fconfiguring.html&data=04%7C01%7Ceprints-tech%40ecs.soton.ac.uk%7Cf40ad7aa340a4825097108d89ad0e181%7C4a5378f929f44d3ebe89669d03ada9d8%7C0%7C0%7C637429569210519358%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=Y4Wz9aXdmXz8gix0bpn9x1HQz2Zf4rqGDWf6qoGP10s%3D&reserved=0
the comment sign has to be the very first sign in the first column ...!

> 3. Do you have HTTPS enabled on this test clone in 10_core.pl or another
> file in your archive's cfg/cfg.d/ directory (e.g. https.pl).  If so what
> is $c->{securehost} set to?
fortunately the server is running behind the fire wall, so I don't have to care for this :)

Finally again, I will be back when mysql is really engaged

P.S.: What do you think about mariaDB?