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Overnight, a script running from cron one of our servers (Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS) applied updates to MySQL. Rather than taking a few minutes to do this, it appears to have taken over an hour and a half, and the databases were still offline at the point one of my colleagues rebooted the server.

What concerns me a little is that it appears to have been trying to apply a an older MySQL update for Ubuntu 12.04.2 and a newer update for Ubuntu 12.04.1 at the same time - is this normal, or do we have a problem with configuration on the server?

Excerpt from dpkg.log

2013-07-26 07:04:08 startup archives unpack
2013-07-26 07:48:00 upgrade mysql-server-5.5 5.5.31-0ubuntu0.12.04.2 5.5.32-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
2013-07-26 07:48:00 status half-configured mysql-server-5.5 5.5.31-0ubuntu0.12.04.2
2013-07-26 07:51:09 status unpacked mysql-server-5.5 5.5.31-0ubuntu0.12.04.2
.... <snip> ....
2013-07-26 07:54:06 status half-installed mysql-server-5.5 5.5.31-0ubuntu0.12.04.2
2013-07-26 07:54:12 status unpacked mysql-server-5.5 5.5.32-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
2013-07-26 07:54:12 status unpacked mysql-server-5.5 5.5.32-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
.... <snip> ....
2013-07-26 08:10:55 status half-configured mysql-server-5.5 5.5.32-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
2013-07-26 08:29:14 status installed mysql-server-5.5 5.5.32-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
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