[mythtv-users] Totally screwed by software update

Lee Maisel maisel at lobo.net
Thu Nov 8 18:39:52 UTC 2012

stinga wrote:
> On 08/11/12 16:13, Lee Maisel wrote:
>>>>> 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.
>> I've tried all those suggestions, but still get the same error.   
>> Apparently related to apparmor?
>> Nothing I do fixes it so far.   Ugh
>> Only using 5% of the filesystem, so disk space is not an issue.  
>> Thanks,  I hope we can get it figured out so I don't have to 
>> completely reinstall MythBuntu.
> Turn off apparmour?
> Do you have any version of mysql left? If so, remove it and try the 
> install again.
> That error comes from the post install stuff... does that mean the 
> install failed or that the post install stuff is failing?
> I assume the post install needs to start mysql and 'do stuff'.

Yeah, I disabled apparmor, etc.   Been tryin this for a couple days, 
finally just decided to bite the bullet and completely reinstall 
mythbuntu, and reconfigure everything, Practice makes perfect, right?

Thanks for all the suggestions, though.


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