Trying to fix a broken mysql installation, this happened after upgrading from debian 6.0 to 7.0. I have the dotdeb.org packages in my /etc/apt/sources.list.
root@ginger:/var/log/mysql# apt-get install mysql-client Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: mysql-server-5.5 : Depends: mysql-client-5.5 (>= 5.5.31+dfsg-0+wheezy1) but 5.5.30-1~dotdeb.0 is to be installed E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
Running apt-get -f install results in :
root@ginger:/var/log/mysql# apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: libfont-freetype-perl libfontenc1 libgmp3c2 libgsf-1-114 libgsf-1-common libpython2.6 libxcb-render-util0 libxfont1 mysql-client-core-5.5 xfonts-encodings xfonts-utils Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. The following extra packages will be installed: mysql-client-5.5 Suggested packages: libterm-readkey-perl The following packages will be upgraded: mysql-client-5.5 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 141 not upgraded. 178 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 1,923 kB of archives. After this operation, 6,752 kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y Get:1 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main mysql-client-5.5 amd64 5.5.31+dfsg-0+wheezy1 [1,923 kB] Fetched 1,923 kB in 0s (2,323 kB/s) Reading changelogs... Done (Reading database ... 36477 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace mysql-client-5.5 5.5.30-1~dotdeb.0 (using .../mysql-client-5.5_5.5.31+dfsg-0+wheezy1_amd64.deb) ... Unpacking replacement mysql-client-5.5 ... dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/mysql-client-5.5_5.5.31+dfsg-0+wheezy1_amd64.deb (--unpack): trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/mysqlcheck', which is also in package mysql-client-core-5.5 5.5.30-1~dotdeb.0 dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/mysql-client-5.5_5.5.31+dfsg-0+wheezy1_amd64.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) root@ginger:/var/log/mysql#
Any idea how to remove and do a clean install of mysql?