I just installed MySQL-server and all of its dependencies, among other necessities. But when it went to configure mysql-server it failed to do so, and spit out an error. Which error is not relevant here as I managed to locate the problem as a dependency issue between mysql-server and mysql-common. Mysql-common needs to be removed.
But when I go to
apt-get purge remove mysql-common
It automatically wants to remove everything in association with it as well, including all mysql dependencies, even apache2 and php5..
So what argument needs to be added to apt-get command to uninstall ONLY ONE package, yet leave all others intact.