Month: October 2016

Human Rights Fighters? For the wrong candidates!

Human Rights Fighters? For the wrong candidates!

Just saw a wikipedia news post about a vice professor from a really good university in Beijing who was caught by Chinese Police just received some kind of “human rights fighter” reward. I know that he was caught because of his speaking. However, to let someone fight against the country is not allowed in most…

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How to remove/reinstall MySQL

How to remove/reinstall MySQL

For years, remove and reinstall MySQL has been one of the hardest work for me. However, I’ve found a good solution. Based on http://askubuntu.com/questions/763534/cannot-reinstall-mysql-server-after-its-purge and http://askubuntu.com/questions/760724/16-04-upgrade-broke-mysql-server Back up your my.cnf file in /etc/mysql and remove it Remove the folder /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/ Verify you don’t have a my.cnf file stashed somewhere else (I did in my home dir!) or in…

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