I was updating 'mysql-server' with apt-get on the server of my employer last Saturday. Sadly, something went wrong and MySQL didn't install right. I heard that this happens sometimes with apt-get.
I followed some advice from Stackoverflow and some other stuff, but now I'm in even deeper. After I uninstalled MySQL with dkpg, I reinstalled it with apt-get. Apt-get says it's installed now, but I have no /etc/init.d/mysql(d) to start MySQL and the socket in /tmp/MySQL.sock isn't created.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, as the site needs to go live asap, the original planning was last Thursday.
On a related question: I think I just removed the binaries with --purge, that's true, right? It would be quite a disaster if the databases were gone.
EDIT: With the help of some people at the data center, we got this fixed. Thanks for the help sledge.