[mythtv-users] Totally screwed by software update

Michael Watson michael at thewatsonfamily.id.au
Thu Nov 8 05:35:52 UTC 2012

On 8/11/2012 4:07 PM, Lee Maisel wrote:
> 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:
> mysql-server-5.5
> mysql-server
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
That helps.

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