RE: Problem installing MySQL-Server; dpkg not helpful
I could never figure out what caused the problem, but the purge fixed it. I
was able to install from scratch after that successfully. I guess there was
a gremlin in there.
Thank you much,
From: Andrew Shugg [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 08, 2003 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: Problem installing MySQL-Server; dpkg not helpful
Michael Heller said:
> Andrew, thanks.
> I've run "sh -vx /var/lib/dpkg/info/mysql-server.postinst configure" as
> 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?
It's unlikely to cause a problem. Next time you do an 'apt-get install'
of something, any packages already installed on the system that are
marked as unconfigured will get hit with 'dpkg --configure' as part of
the installation process.
You can manually invoke dpkg now to re-run the mysql-server postinst
script with 'dpkg --configure --pending'. It will probably succeed and
mark the package as being fully installed and configured.
If you're interested in tracking down the original problem, you might
like to remove mysql-server with 'dpkg --purge mysql-server' and try
installing it again to see what happens.
Andrew Shugg <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.neep.com.au/
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