@notverypunny In a test setup I was able to revert back to mysql 5.7 without much trouble. It seems to be able to use the database that mariadb used as well. The only issue I see is that the systemd service files seemed corrupted on my test system:
ls -lah /etc/systemd/system/ | grep -e maria -e mysql lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 35 Jul 22 20:10 mysqld.service -> /lib/systemd/system/mariadb.service lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 Jul 22 21:16 mysql.service -> /lib/systemd/system/mariadb
So I am still wondering if it’s a good idea to simply revert the change back to
mysql-client mysql-serveror if I need to add a check and if someone is on MariaDB already I just leave it alone?!?
I would add a check, assuming that the logic isn’t too much to code. MariaDB is the better db at this point from what I can see and I should think that most people would prefer it, especially on a new install.