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Initially MySQL did not start, but using mysql_safe starts it I don't care if I loose all of the MySQL databases on my system, I just want apt to be happy again...

    'devillj@bbj-EP45-UD3R:/var/log/mysql$ sudo apt-get install -f
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Correcting dependencies... Done
   The following extra packages will be installed:
    Suggested packages:
    The following packages will be upgraded:
     1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 5 not upgraded.
     2 not fully installed or removed.
     Need to get 0 B/8 746 kB of archives.
     After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
     Do you want to continue [Y/n]? 
     dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mysql-server-5.5:
     mysql-server-5.5 depends on mysql-server-core-5.5 (= 5.5.31-0ubuntu0.12.04.1);
    Version of mysql-server-core-5.5 on system is 5.5.31-0ubuntu0.12.04.2.
    dpkg: error processing mysql-server-5.5 (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
     dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mysql-server:
    No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
     mysql-server depends on mysql-server-5.5; however:
    Package mysql-server-5.5 is not configured yet.
    dpkg: error processing mysql-server (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
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how do i figure out what causes this" dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mysql-server-5.5:"? –  John De Villiers May 29 '13 at 12:32
I'm having similar issues. If I find a solution, I will try to post my fix here... –  maddentim Jun 4 '13 at 19:00
possible duplicate of Upgrade MySQL server issue –  Parto Sep 29 at 20:48

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