Somehow the server is running and my apps seem to be running OK, but I
just do not like the mess the debian developers have made of this. I
also can not uninstall the server to go back to the stable version.
K why dont you start by purging all the mysql packages.
Then, exercise an aptitude install of mysql-server but from backupports
( -t lenny-backports )
Then take the last backup of before the backports upgrade and then
repopulate the db
i.e. mysql < database.sql.
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