I am installing a LEMP stack on a fresh minimal install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
When I tried to install MySql
sudo apt-get install mysql-server
it returned an error with the following explanation:
mysql-server depends on mysql-server-5.5; however: Package mysql-server-5.5 is not configured yet.
How do I solve this problem?
What I have read
This question is very similar to Upgrade MySQL server issue, however, that question was (incorrectly, I believe) marked as a duplicate of this question. None of the answers to these two questions solved my problem.
I have also seen E: Mysql-server-5.5 Installation Error. This question was closed for being unreproducible. However, I can reproduce my problem every time I try to install mysql server on a fresh minimal installation of Ubuntu 14.04 (the key word being minimal).
Purpose of this question
I finally solved my problem, but I could not add an answer to any of the questions I linked to above, so I am creating a new question here so that I can answer it myself.