How to install MySQL Server on Debian Stretch

How to install MySQL Server on Debian Stretch

For the impatient:

In the latest stable version of Debian, if you ask to install mysql-server, you now get installed mariadb automatically, with no (evident) way of installing Oracle’s MySQL. Any major version upgrade has to be done carefully

EXPLAIN minor wishlist

EXPLAIN minor wishlist

While we always want better performance and more and larger features for MySQL, those cannot just “magically appear” from one version to another, requiring deep architecture changes and lots of lines of code. However, there are sometimes smaller features and