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Problem installing MySQL-Server; dpkg not helpful


> Is there a log that I can see where exactly the post installation script
> died?

I was brought to the attention of this thread and can probably help you.
At least when experiencing problems with the mysql package the following 
should help:
    apt-get install mysql-server    (or dpkg-reconfigure -plow mysql-server)


P.S.: Please CC, I'm not subscribed

> 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)

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