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I am having an issue installing mysql and/or mariadb.

I'm getting the following:

sudo apt-get install mysql-server
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libdbd-mysql-perl libmysqlclient18 mysql-client-5.5 mysql-common
  mysql-server-5.5
Suggested packages:
  tinyca
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libdbd-mysql-perl libmysqlclient18 mysql-client-5.5 mysql-common
  mysql-server mysql-server-5.5
0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/4,164 kB of archives.
After this operation, 67.2 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously unselected package mysql-common.
(Reading database ... 104782 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../mysql-common_5.5.46-0ubuntu0.14.04.2_all.deb ...
Unpacking mysql-common (5.5.46-0ubuntu0.14.04.2) ...
Selecting previously unselected package libmysqlclient18:amd64.
Preparing to unpack .../libmysqlclient18_5.5.46-0ubuntu0.14.04.2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libmysqlclient18:amd64 (5.5.46-0ubuntu0.14.04.2) ...
Selecting previously unselected package libdbd-mysql-perl.
Preparing to unpack .../libdbd-mysql-perl_4.025-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libdbd-mysql-perl (4.025-1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package mysql-client-5.5.
Preparing to unpack .../mysql-client-5.5_5.5.46-0ubuntu0.14.04.2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking mysql-client-5.5 (5.5.46-0ubuntu0.14.04.2) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.6.7.1-1ubuntu1) ...
Setting up mysql-common (5.5.46-0ubuntu0.14.04.2) ...
Selecting previously unselected package mysql-server-5.5.
(Reading database ... 104875 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../mysql-server-5.5_5.5.46-0ubuntu0.14.04.2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking mysql-server-5.5 (5.5.46-0ubuntu0.14.04.2) ...
Selecting previously unselected package mysql-server.
Preparing to unpack .../mysql-server_5.5.46-0ubuntu0.14.04.2_all.deb ...
Unpacking mysql-server (5.5.46-0ubuntu0.14.04.2) ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-16) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.6.7.1-1ubuntu1) ...
Setting up libmysqlclient18:amd64 (5.5.46-0ubuntu0.14.04.2) ...
Setting up libdbd-mysql-perl (4.025-1) ...
Setting up mysql-client-5.5 (5.5.46-0ubuntu0.14.04.2) ...
Setting up mysql-server-5.5 (5.5.46-0ubuntu0.14.04.2) ...
start: Job failed to start
invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing package mysql-server-5.5 (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mysql-server:
 mysql-server depends on mysql-server-5.5; however:
  Package mysql-server-5.5 is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package mysql-server (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-0ubuntu6.6) ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-16) ...
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Exactly the same problem/error message with mariadb-server too.

stuff I've tried:

sudo dpkg --configure mysql-server-5.5

Setting up mysql-server-5.5 (5.5.46-0ubuntu0.14.04.2) ...
start: Job failed to start
invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing package mysql-server-5.5 (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 mysql-server-5.5

sudo apt-get -f install

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded.
2 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up mysql-server-5.5 (5.5.46-0ubuntu0.14.04.2) ...
start: Job failed to start
invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing package mysql-server-5.5 (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mysql-server:
 mysql-server depends on mysql-server-5.5; however:
  Package mysql-server-5.5 is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package mysql-server (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
 mysql-server-5.5
 mysql-server
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

echo "exit 0" >> /etc/init.d/mysql dpkg --configure -a

Setting up mysql-server-5.5 (5.5.46-0ubuntu0.14.04.2) ...
start: Job failed to start
invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing package mysql-server-5.5 (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mysql-server:
 mysql-server depends on mysql-server-5.5; however:
  Package mysql-server-5.5 is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package mysql-server (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
 mysql-server-5.5
 mysql-server

What could be causing this and how could I resolve it?

I did do some googling and checked previous askubuntu posts, but nothing I've tried seems to work.

Thanks.

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  1. Try the following, if this doesn't work try the 2nd method or just install MySQL using the 3rd method.

Clean your system of previous installations

sudo apt-get purge mysql*
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get autoclean
sudo apt-get update

Finally install MySQL.

sudo apt-get install mysql-client-core-5.5 mysql-server libmysqlclient-dev

This will install mysql-server according to the client package. libmysqlclient-dev are "MySQL database development files".

  1. Try upgrading your distribution first and then installing MySQL.

To upgrade your distribution

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Then

sudo apt-get install mysql-client mysql-server libmysqlclient-dev


  1. Installing "MySQL 5.5" from its official site.


If you are on Ubuntu 14.04, like me, click on Installing MySQL 5.5 on Linux Using Debian Packages in the Installing and Upgrading MySQL 5.5 page.

  • I have tried this with no luck. Using vagrant and ubuntu/trusty64. – Ryan-Neal Mes Jan 7 '16 at 12:35
  • Caveat : Purge may remove your databases. – Jatin Dhoot Apr 28 '16 at 13:50
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I have found that if you are doing the dependency configuration in root, it appears to work.

$ sudo -i 
$ sudo dpkg --configure mysql-server

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