[mythtv-users] Totally screwed by software update

Lee Maisel maisel at lobo.net
Thu Nov 8 05:07:34 UTC 2012

Bill Meek wrote:
> On 11/07/2012 09:36 PM, Lee Maisel wrote:
> ...
>> Found out mysql was messed up and wouldnt start, tried every way I 
>> could think of to uninstall and
>> reinstall mysql, but always end up with errors, and it won't run.
> Hi;
> If you'll post the errors, maybe they will point to the problem.
> Typing: tailf /var/log/syslog in one window while trying to start
> mysql in another has helped me in the past. Or, you can look at
> the mysql error file in /var/log/mysql for hints.

Here's the error from apt-get install mysql-server:

Setting up mysql-server-5.5 (5.5.28-0ubuntu0.12.04.2) ...
start: Job failed to start
invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing mysql-server-5.5 (--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-5.5; however:
  Package mysql-server-5.5 is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing mysql-server (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
No apport report written because the error message indicates its a 
followup error from a previous failure.
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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