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i'm trying to upgrade mysql from 5.6 to 5.7 using mysql-apt-config. i've downloaded the deb and trying to install it. but it 'hangs' on

Setting up mysql-apt-config (0.3.2-1ubuntu14.04) ...

and it stays there for hours. nothing happens.

could this be the issue?: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/158052/how-to-configure-the-mysql-apt-repo-on-ubuntu-on-a-non-interactive-shell that i'm not getting the selection menu, because i'm installing through SSH

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I suffered with the same problem and I found the solution at the link that you mentioned:

export DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive 
echo mysql-apt-config mysql-apt-config/enable-repo select mysql-5.6 | sudo debconf-set-selections
dpkg --configure -a

Don't forget to check your MySQL Version!

Thanks to you!

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