Mysql fails to install after "aptitude purge mysql-server --purge-unused"
On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 15:46:41 -0700, S D wrote:
> > That line in the script reads:
> > echo -e "# created by
> > debconf
old_passwords = $RET" >
> > /etc/mysql/conf.d/old_passwords.cnf
> > This does not seem to require that old_passwords.cnf exists
> > beforehand.
> > Is there still enough space on all the relevant partitions,
> Yes, free space doesn't seem to be a problem, there's plenty of it.
> > does the
> > /etc/mysql/conf.d/ directory exist?
> The "/etc/mysql" directory no longer exists, so no. As I remember the
> first time I tried to purge mysql the "/etc/mysql" directory wasn't
> purged as it had some files in it, so I removed it manually, I wanted
> a new, fresh, clean installation. That, perhaps, was the beginning of
> my downfall.
Maybe you can recreate the /etc/mysql/conf.d/ directory and the
installation will be successful. I see the following directory on my
$ ls -ld /etc/mysql/
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2008-06-11 11:27 /etc/mysql/
$ ls -l /etc/mysql/
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-03-15 19:11 conf.d
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3865 2008-04-25 17:58 my.cnf
Try to create these directories with the same ownership and permissions.
If that does not work then run
dpkg -S etc/mysql
to find out which packages on your system should have files in
/etc/mysql. Then try to reinstall all these packages.
Regards, | http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer
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