[mythtv-users] Totally screwed by software update

Michael Watson michael at thewatsonfamily.id.au
Thu Nov 8 05:56:41 UTC 2012

On 8/11/2012 4:35 PM, Michael Watson wrote:
> 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.
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1998260&page=3
Thats the same version of mysql-server that is running on my system.  
Check your free space on your system drive.  If have no free space (or 
not enough free space), it will cause upgrades to have issues like this.

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