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I installed mysql-server-5.1 on my Ubuntu server using apt-get install mysql-server, but i cant find my.cnf file.

It is not in /etc/mysql. In /etc/mysql i have only:

conf.d
\-mysqld_safe_syslog.cnf
debian-start
sebian.cnf

I have tried uninstalling/installing mysql multiple times, but still nothing.

Also, when installing mysql, i get messages like this: (i have installed dialog)

debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Dialog
debconf: (TERM is not set, so the dialog frontend is not usable.)
debconf: falling back to frontend: Readline
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Try to find it: find / -name my.cnf –  lg. Oct 8 '10 at 16:11

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You can copy one from /usr/share/doc/mysql-server-5.1/examples/ . Rename it to my.cnf and place in /etc/mysql/my.cnf

and about dialog , set your TERM environment variable.

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EDITED : Sometimes the my.cnf is located in just the /etc directory.

/etc/my.cnf

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If you installed mysql-server, it should have installed mysql-common which includes that file. I'm guessing that something failed in that installation, disk out of space, interrupted for whatever reason.

apt-get --reinstall install mysql-common

which is a predependency for mysql-server-5.1

If it comes up with errors, try:

dpkg --reconfigure -a

or

apt-get -f install
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