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Old 04-02-2013, 03:53 PM   #1
compunuts
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Unhappy Reinstalling mysql-server problem


Greetings ......

I installed mysql-server on Debian 6.0.7 using apt-get install mysql-server command. Then, I go into some problems and removed it with apt-get remove mysql-server. No problem till then.

Then while trying to delete some files, I accidentally deleted /etc/mysql/ directory. No big deal since I no longer have mysql-server installed, right?

Wrong, now that I'm trying to re-install mysql-server, it came back with error message saying ...

Quote:
Stopping MySQL database server: mysqld.
/etc/init.d/mysql: WARNING: /etc/mysql/my.cnf cannot be read. See README.Debian.gz ... (warning).
-bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('
compunuts@supra:~$ Starting MySQL database server: mysqld ..
-bash: Starting: command not found
compunuts@supra:~$ /etc/init.d/mysql: line 120: /etc/mysql/debian-start: No suc file or directory
-bash: /etc/init.d/mysql:: No such file or directory
compunuts@supra:~$ invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action "start" failed.
-bash: invoke-rc.d:: command not found
Anybody can point me to

a) How to completely remove and reinstall mysql-server
b) or how to remedy this problem I have.

TIA.
 
Old 04-02-2013, 05:56 PM   #2
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First thing to try is to purge mysql-server
Code:
aptitude purge mysql-server
If that doesn't do it, try just creating an empty file for my.cnf:
Code:
mkdir /etc/mysql
touch /etc/mysql/my.cnf
Then try purging and reinstalling.
 
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:35 AM   #3
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Thanks for your help so far. I really appreciated.

I did what you suggested and created files that the process asked. It all returned error code 1. And I created the files and re-do the uninstall/reinstall. When I tried to purge it, it came back saying

Quote:
compunuts@supra:/etc/mysql$ sudo aptitude purge mysql-server
The following partially installed packages will be configured:
mysql-server-5.1
No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 0 B will be used.
Setting up mysql-server-5.1 (5.1.66-0+squeeze1) ...
Stopping MySQL database server: mysqld.
Starting MySQL database server: mysqld ..
invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing mysql-server-5.1 (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
configured to not write apport reports
Errors were encountered while processing:
mysql-server-5.1
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install. Trying to recover:
Setting up mysql-server-5.1 (5.1.66-0+squeeze1) ...
Stopping MySQL database server: mysqld.
Starting MySQL database server: mysqld ..
invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing mysql-server-5.1 (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
mysql-server-5.1
And then I tried to re-installing it.

Quote:
compunuts@supra:/etc/mysql$ sudo apt-get install mysql-server
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
mysql-server
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/71.8 kB of archives.
After this operation, 106 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Selecting previously deselected package mysql-server.
(Reading database ... 46297 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking mysql-server (from .../mysql-server_5.1.66-0+squeeze1_all.deb) ...
Setting up mysql-server-5.1 (5.1.66-0+squeeze1) ...
Stopping MySQL database server: mysqld.
Starting MySQL database server: mysqld ..
invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing mysql-server-5.1 (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mysql-server:
mysql-server depends on mysql-server-5.1; however:
Package mysql-server-5.1 is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing mysql-server (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
configured to not write apport reports
configured to not write apport reports
Errors were encountered while processing:
mysql-server-5.1
mysql-server
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
compunuts@supra:/etc/mysql$
Anymore suggestions?? At this point, I'm going to look for how to remove packages with crappy residues even when uninstalled from system.

TIA
 
Old 04-03-2013, 10:37 AM   #4
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Ok, mysql-server and mysql-server-5.1 are actually two different packages, so it's trying to configure the latter and that's what's messing up. Try this:

Code:
aptitude purge mysql-server-5.1
 
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:40 PM   #5
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Wow ... Thanks. I thought that mysql-server is a meta reference package for current version of mysql ( mysql-server-5.1 ) but I guess it doesn't work that way. Thanks again. I got it working. Now, onto what got me into this mess in the first place, phpmyadmin.
 
  


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