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Re: mysql-server install problem

On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 09:34:55PM -0400, Tomislav Renic wrote:
> I'm having a problem installing mysql-server on my Ultra 10. 
> Unfortunately the following happens when I try to install it:
> 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/3094kB of archives. After unpacking 8421kB will be used.
> Preconfiguring packages ...
> (Reading database ... 43863 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking mysql-server (from .../mysql-server_3.23.52-2_sparc.deb) ...
> Password:
> Enter new UNIX password:
> Retype new UNIX password:
> usermod: PAM authentication failed
> dpkg: error processing 
> /var/cache/apt/archives/mysql-server_3.23.52-2_sparc.deb (--unpack):
>  subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  /var/cache/apt/archives/mysql-server_3.23.52-2_sparc.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I had this too, and while yes it is not a bug in mysql-server it might
help you to know that if you just keep entering your root password (i
think it takes 4 or 5 sets of 3 -- password, new password, retype new)
it will successfully install the package.

is there any movement towards fixing the broken package?

walkah@walkah.net :: http://www.walkah.net

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