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Re: problem installing mysql-doc

On Sat, Dec 17, 2005 at 06:19:45PM -0800, David Christensen wrote:
> debian user:
> I have installed mysql-server, which recommended mysql-doc.  So after
> mysql-server was done, I tried to install mysql-doc:
>     root@p166v:~# apt-get install mysql-doc
>     Reading Package Lists... Done
>     Building Dependency Tree... Done
>     Package mysql-doc is not available, but is referred to by another pa
> ckage.
>     This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is
>  only available from another source
>     E: Package mysql-doc has no installation candidate
> Any suggestions?
> TIA,
> David
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>From a brief peek at the qa site for the package[1], It appears that
mysql-doc has been removed from debian. The bug report[2] explains why.
I think you can still get the manual from mysql.com[3] but you will have
to work out which version you are running first with something like
apt-cache show mysql-common .

Hope this helps


[1] http://packages.qa.debian.org/m/mysql-nonfree.html
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=308680
[3] http://dev.mysql.com/doc/

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