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RE: Problem installing MySQL-Server; dpkg not helpful

Andrew, thanks.

I've run "sh -vx /var/lib/dpkg/info/mysql-server.postinst configure" as root
and it basically finishes with no errors. Great!  Unfortunately "dpkg -s
mysql-server" doesn't recognize that the package is fully configured.  Do
you think this will cause problems down the road?



-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Shugg [mailto:andrew@neep.com.au]
Sent: Saturday, February 08, 2003 6:43 AM
To: debian-hppa@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Problem installing MySQL-Server; dpkg not helpful

Michael Heller said:
> Is there anyway to get dpkg to be more specific?  It's failing, as you can
> see below, but offers no clues as to why.
> pux:~# apt-get -q install mysql-server
> Reading Package Lists...
> Building Dependency Tree...
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>   mysql-server
> 0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0  not upgraded.
> Need to get 0B/3549kB of archives. After unpacking 7852kB will be used.
> Preconfiguring packages ...
> Selecting previously deselected package mysql-server.
> (Reading database ... 38613 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking mysql-server (from .../mysql-server_3.23.51-1woody5_hppa.deb)
> Setting up mysql-server (3.23.51-1woody5) ...
> Stopping MySQL database server: mysqld.
> dpkg: error processing mysql-server (--configure):
>  subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  mysql-server
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> Is there a log that I can see where exactly the post installation script
> died?
> Thanks in advance,
> Mike

Yes that can be frustrating, can't it ...

The simple answer is no, there isn't a log of the {pre,post}{inst,rm}
scripts.  However you can run the scripts by hand to work out what's
gone wrong.

  sh -vx /var/lib/dpkg/info/mysql-server.postinst

When you find out where it's dying, you'll probably need to correct
something on the system by hand (e.g. create a directory manually or add
a user) that the script was expecting to be done for it already.

Then install reportbug so that you can submit a bug report against the
mysql-server package regarding the problem and your fix for it.  =)


Andrew Shugg <andrew@neep.com.au>                   http://www.neep.com.au/

"Just remember, Mr Fawlty, there's always someone worse off than yourself."
"Is there?  Well I'd like to meet him.  I could do with a good laugh."

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