Did MySql remove support for installing MySql-5.7 on Ubuntu 14.04?

I’ve been testing an upgrade path for my Ubuntu 14.04 system to 16.04 and part of that is upgrading from MySql(5.6) to MySql(5.7).

A couple of days ago I ran through a test and had no issues upgrading to 5.7.

Following the steps on 14.04:

  • download the mysql-apt-info deb package
  • dpkg -i mysql-apt-info_0.8.13-1_all.deb
  • set the mysql version to 5.7 in the apt config interface
  • apt update
  • apt install mysql-server

I know that the mysql-apt-info package creates an apt.conf.d file that tells apt to look at a specific repo for the deb packages. My /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mysql.list is the following

deb http://repo.mysql.com/apt/ubuntu/ trusty mysql-apt-config deb http://repo.mysql.com/apt/ubuntu/ trusty mysql-5.7 deb http://repo.mysql.com/apt/ubuntu/ trusty mysql-tools #deb http://repo.mysql.com/apt/ubuntu/ trusty mysql-tools-preview deb-src http://repo.mysql.com/apt/ubuntu/ trusty mysql-5.7 

After running apt update and looking at the output of apt-cache policy mysql-server it doesn’t show a candidate for the 5.7 version (only 5.5).

Looking at the repo from a browser http://repo.mysql.com/apt/ubuntu/dists/trusty and navigating the directory I can see that the InRelase and Release files were updated yesterday 07/22/19. Additionally the 5.7 directory has a zero length Packages file. I’m curious if they’ve updated them to remove support for Ubunutu 14.04.